Anatomy of Garcia V. Brockway: My Case That Could Go to The United States Supreme Court…But I Sure Hope It Doesn’t
“I am currently awaiting the filing of a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari in the case of Garcia v. Brockway, 526 F.3d 456 (9th Cir. 2008). Having prevailed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, I am researching the procedures and timing for the opposition that I intend to file. I am also preparing my application for admission to practice before the Supreme Court. While most lawyers would probably be excited about the possibility of arguing before the Supreme Court, I am not. Instead, I feel like Sisyphus, with Garcia v. Brockway as my boulder.
The Boulder: The significance of Garcia v. Brockway
In law school, we fantasize about cases like Garcia – cases that involve issues of first impression on matters of genuine public importance. I have learned, however, that in reality, such cases are gruelingand humbling. They try your soul.”