SCOTUSblog on camera: Edward Blum (Part five)

Choosing cases and the strategies, tactics, and teams behind cases aimed at the Court; the “luxury” of building cases by thinking backwards – from the Supreme Court to a trial court; the importance of taking intermediate steps, listening to counsel, and having a Supreme Court lawyer at trial; what Heman Sweatt and Abigail Fisher have in common; and what to do now.

In this five-part interview, Edward Blum – Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Founder and President of the Project on Fair Representation – discusses his background, running for Congress, and moving from public finance to political advocacy to Supreme Court litigation; the meeting of race, ethnicity and religion; the desire to “make big law” and how to read Supreme Court signals; and success building cases from the ground up – from Bush v. VeraNAMUDNO v. Holder, and Shelby County v. Holder to Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin and beyond – with “people of good will.” (Fabrizio di Piazza)

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