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Second Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Case at Yale Law School on Nov. 9

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be sitting at Yale Law School on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The Court will hear oral arguments in the case, United States v. Rodney Morrison. The arguments commence at 10:30 a.m. in the Yale Law School auditorium, 127 Wall Street, New Haven. The event is free and open to the public.

U.S. v. Rodney Morrison, 10-1926, 10-1951, an appeal by the Government and cross-appeal by defendant, addresses several issues, including whether the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 2341 et seq., was unconstitutionally vague as applied. The briefs filed in the case are available below.

The Second Circuit panel hearing the case will consist of Judge Guido Calabresi ’58, Judge Denny Chin (presiding), and Judge Susan Carney.

To help the screening process and movement in and out of the auditorium, it is recommended that observers not bring briefcases, backpacks, pocketbooks, or bags. No food or drink will be allowed in the courtroom. Videotaping and cell phone use are prohibited.

News media organizations wishing to audio record or photograph the oral arguments, or those seeking more information about the program, should contact Catherine O’Hagan Wolfe, Clerk of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, at 212-857-8585. 

BRIEF & APPENDIX, on behalf of Appellant-Cross-Appellee United States of America 

REPLY BRIEF, on behalf of Appellant-Cross-Appellee United States of America 

SUPPLEMENTAL APPENDIX, on behalf of Appellant-Cross-Appellee United States of America 

BRIEF, on behalf of Appellee-Cross-Appellant Rodney Morrison 

REPLY BRIEF, on behalf of Appellee-Cross-Appellant Rodney Morrison