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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - October 10, 1984 in Evitts v. Lucey

William M. Radigan:

I can't say as of today, Your Honor.

I can say as of ten days ago.

William J. Brennan, Jr.:

Well, that would make a difference to me on the mootness question.

William M. Radigan:

If the Court wishes, I will supplement this--

William J. Brennan, Jr.:

Well, at least for my benefit, I wish you would find out.

William M. Radigan:

--Certainly, Justice Brennan.

William J. Brennan, Jr.:

I would like to know whether he wants you to persist in this.

William M. Radigan:

Certainly.

Warren E. Burger:

You will advise the Court by letter, with a copy to your friend, of course.

William M. Radigan:

I would be more than glad to, Your Honor.

I think that the situation is essentially what we have had in the past, what this Court in Douglas v. California said, was that an appeal without an attorney is a meaningless ritual.

I would submit to the Court--

Warren E. Burger:

You are out of time, counsel.

William M. Radigan:

--Oh, my apologies, Your Honor.

Warren E. Burger:

Do you have anything further?

J. Gerald Henry:

I waive rebuttal, Mr. Chief Justice, thank you.

Warren E. Burger:

We will resume at 1:00 o'clock.