Go Blue, but which way?
November 10, 2010 at 12:16 PM
The cover article in this month’s ABA Journal – The Long Shot – is about David Mills, who argued for the petitioner in Ortiz v. Jordan before the U.S. Supreme Court on November 1st. Mills is a graduate of The University of Michigan Law School, so it’s not surprising that his appearance before the court is also the subject of a class note in their alumni magazine. It’s a little more surprising that another Michigan alumnus, from the same class, argued the government’s position in Ortiz before the Supreme Court. (Head to Head: Two Former Classmates Prepare for a Supreme Court Battle.)
The ABA article points out that Mills is a solo practitioner, operating out of a home office, with one employee (his mother). Both articles note that the Ms. Ortiz contacted Mills for the first time only hours before the time to file a petition for certiorari would expire. For more information about the Ortiz case, see the transcript at the U.S. Supreme Court webpage. The audio does not seem to be available there yet, but there is a brief summary and a recording at the Oyez Project website.