National Affairs: Trousers Shall Be Worn

A lawyer about to make his first argument before the U.S. Supreme Court is apt to feel almost as unfamiliar with the niceties of procedure as if he had been called upon to slay a bull before the onyx-eyed gods of ancient India. Last week, in a speech to members of the California State Bar in San Francisco, Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson offered a few helpful hints on advocacy in the high temple of U.S. law.

"On your first appearance, do not waste your time or ours telling us so. We are likely to discover for ourselves that you...

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