Rex S. Heinke


Articles:

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    You wrote the best summary judgment of your career or delivered your best-ever closing argument to a jury. The judge or jury, however, did not see it that way. You lost. But surely you have a second chance - don't you? Unfortunately, the notion of a "second chance" on appeal is a common misconception. Appellate courts seldom provide a true second chance -...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    By the time you consider petitioning the Supreme Court for certiorari ("cert"), you will have already expended a significant amount of time and money trying to obtain a favorable result. Having already invested so much, the desire to take your case to the Supreme Court to set things right can be almost irresistible. Unfortunately, the chances of obtaining...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Soon after you prevail in your appeal - just when you thought your case was finally over - your opponent files a petition for a writ of certiorari (or "cert petition") in the United States Supreme Court. Now, rather than putting away your files, you fear you may have to gear up for another fight. First, however, you have to decide whether it is worth the...