Following a record volume of amicus briefs and extensive mainstream media coverage recognizing it as a landmark-in-the-making, oral argument in Dukes v. Wal-Mart is finally here. Starting this morning at 10:00 a.m. EST, Wal-Mart’s appellate attorney, Theodore Boutros of Los Angeles-based Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, presented his oral argument (with frequent interruptions from the Justices, of course).
For those looking to the oral argument for indications of how the Court might rule, the transcript is available here.
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For a brief analysis of this morning’s oral argument, see the Associated Press’ coverage here.