Unformatted text preview: 2- First step: Naming or “Lumping it” a. Most people don’t do anything about their grievances, cut their losses and move on a.i. Several are actual legal claims 3- Second step: “Claiming” (non-legal resolution) a. Lawyer is hired 4- Third: Blaiming (legal dispute) 5- Fourth: Trial a. Between people giving up and appellate courts not hearing a case, a lot of cases get lost at this stage b. Let’s say the loser appeals again 6- Appeal 7- Final Appeal 8- **Small fraction of legal problems end up in court 9- Resolution may occur at any point a. Atypical legal questions 10- Ordinary v political litigation a. Ordinary: a.i. Individual, seeking claim a.i.1. Seeks redress for some wrong a.ii. Ex: woman who discovered 20 years later she’d been paid significantly less than her male coworkers a.ii.1. Sued under a federal law that bars discrimination on the basis of sex a.iii. She is seeking an outcome b. Political: b.i. Addresses larger questions of public policy...
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- Fall '07
- Law, Samuel Alito, blank check b.i, major legal questions