The oral argument in Howell v. Howell at the Supreme Court of the United States was yesterday, March 20, 2017. SCOTUS blog released a summary of the argument here. In the the summary, Amy Howe notes that the justices were relatively reserved during the argument and didn’t immediately pepper the attorneys with questions (as they normally do). This lukewarm reception, however, makes it difficult to forecast the Court’s decision on the case. My understanding from the attorneys and the summary is that Justices Roberts and Breyer seemed to favor Husband, while Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg seemed to favor Wife. If you want to get nerdy about this, here is a link to the oral argument transcript. I will likely read it, but I am kind of a nerd and I worked on the case. As soon as the Court releases the oral argument audio I’ll post that also.
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I am an Arizona attorney practicing mainly Family Law at the Berkshire Law Office, but also has experience in the areas of business, construction, real estate, and collections law. Before coming to Berkshire Law Office, I practiced civil litigation at Rose Law Group is Scottsdale, Arizona and was a litigation file clerk with Cantelme & Brown, PLC in and a litigation intern at the Goldwater Institute. I graduated cum laude from Arizona State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing in Anthropology, History, and Political Science. I attended Phoenix School of Law where I received my J.D. in 2011. While at Phoenix School of Law I was the Administrative Editor for Phoenix Law Review. I am licensed to practice in Arizona and admitted to both the state and federal bar. View all posts by maxmahoney