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Roger Cossack Remembers His Supreme Court Experience

DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: They are letting us stand up and stretch our legs now here in the CNN Newsroom. We are going to do that to talk some legal issues and talk about how much of this case, much of this election 2000 moves in front of the Supreme Court this weekend.

To help us understand a little bit about how that works, we are going to bring in our CNN legal analyst Roger Cossack, who I believe is still seated in the bureau.

canada goose deals ROGER COSSACK, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: There is no standing and stretching here. Daryn.

canada goose KAGAN: There will be no standing for you, my friend. Supreme Court yourself. So you know how this works.

COSSACK: Boy, what a segway. Yes, that’s right. Yes and yes. Well, I’ve actually argued before the Supreme Court. And I don’t know if that means I know how it works, but I have had canada goose the Canada Goose Parka fear that these lawyers will have all the way coursing through my body. And I can tell you it is an experience you never forget.

canadian goose jacket KAGAN: How does one get canada goose clearance sale ready for that? How did you canada goose uk black friday get ready? From that experience, would you imagine the lawyers Canada Goose sale for both Bush and Gore are doing this week to canada goose clearance get ready for their oral arguments before the high court?

Canada Goose online COSSACK: Well, the one thing that, you know, fear is the great motivator, and the one thing that went through my mind at the time was almost the notion that I don’t care what happens in this case I just don’t want to make a fool of canada goose store myself. I had this horrible canada goose uk outlet fear that one of the justices would ask me a question, and I would stammer with an answer, and the justice would then look at me buy canada goose jacket cheap and say: You don’t know the answer to that, you are the dumbest lawyer I’ve ever heard. Get out of here.

KAGAN: That didn’t happen, did it?

COSSACK: No, it didn’t happen, thank goodness. I prepared over a series of months, cheap canada goose uk unlike canada goose factory sale these lawyers, who have very little time to prepare, I had you know a number of months to prepare and went on a real schedule, and spent a great deal of time in the library and reading those cases, and all the things that lawyers should do.

As I said, fear was the great canadian goose jacket motivator, and I was just terrified and just didn’t want to make a fool of myself. And it takes a great deal of time and a great deal of preparation. After all, this is the United States Supreme Court. This is the pinnacle of where every lawyer should want to be, and I thought it was an honor to get. And so I wanted to do the best job, obviously, that I could.

Canada Goose sale KAGAN: Of course, what we were talking about in the last hour, there will most probably not be once again there will not be cameras in the courtroom Canada Goose Outlet so canada goose coats on sale the American public really does not have an idea of how this works. But I guess the closest we’ve seen recently would be how the Florida State Supreme Court worked, Roger, and that it is not what people usually think of, in terms of a newsroom. It is not one judge and a bunch of lawyers. There is a bunch of cross talk going on back and forth.

canada goose store COSSACK: Well, that is right. uk canada goose outlet What happens is is that the lawyer has a prepared argument that the lawyer has canada goose black friday sale already submitted. I submitted a brief outlining my position on the case, and the other side had submitted their brief. Canada Goose Jackets And then we were allotted a specific amount of time to argue.

Canada Goose Jackets KAGAN: Do you even get an edge in? I mean, are you even allowed to complete your thought, like you are on CNN, or do people just interrupt you when they have a question?

Canada Goose Parka COSSACK: That’s why I’m ready Canada Goose online for CNN, very rarely did you get to finish. I canada goose uk shop started off, I got about eight words in, and suddenly, as as a matter of fact, I can tell you, I remember the first justice that asked me a question was https://www.canadagoosesale.info Sandra Day O’Connor.

Canada Goose Outlet COSSACK:. because I remember at the time thinking a question that I didn’t want to answer and I remember at the time thinking that this was the first woman canada goose coats in the history of the United States of America that had been buy canada goose jacket appointed to the Supreme Court, and here I was being asked a question. It is one of those out of body experiences.

buy canada goose jacket cheap But it really is a wonderfully, amazing, exciting event. Yes, and the one thing I want to stress Canada Goose Coats On Sale to our viewers is, the lawyers stand a lot closer to the justices than I ever imagined that we would.

cheap Canada Goose COSSACK: Maybe within 20 25 feet. In my mind, I saw this as me being in centerfield and them being at home plate on a big high.

buy canada goose jacket KAGAN: Instead you were like the pitcher’s mound.

COSSACK: Closer than that. You are maybe 20 feet from them. So close that you feel like you can almost reach out and touch them. They’re bigger than life to begin with.

canada goose black friday sale KAGAN: Are they up high looking down at you?

canada goose coats on sale COSSACK: Yes, they are up high, looking down at me. I feel very insignificant.

canada goose clearance In fact, one quick story. The cheap Canada Goose solicitor general is known as the solicitor general, and he addressed by the justice as „general.“ My opponent was Rex Lee (ph) at uk canada goose that time, and they called him General Lee.

COSSACK: I kept thinking, you know, I, myself, who had been in the Army Reserves, perhaps should be called Private First Class Cossack. I thought maybe I should keep that to myself, and did.

canada goose coats KAGAN: Well, private, as you mentioned, this is a little bit different because you had months to prepare. The lawyers that will be going before the high court this time, what, less than a week? I mean, we’re talking a matter of days. But based on that, what would be your advice to them?

COSSACK: Well, my canadagoosesale.info advice is to prepare, prepare, prepare, and when you think you’re prepared enough, go back and prepare a little more because, in this particular case, there will be no rest. And you know, this is perhaps, you know, clearly, arguably at least, the most important case that has ever been argued before the United Canada Goose Online States Supreme Court, the case that could conceivably decide who is the president of the United States. Although the Florida Supreme Court may be taking a little wind out of this case. Nevertheless, it is an important, important case. And the presentation that is made before the United States Supreme Court will be historical and will be remembered forever, and that the lawyers should understand that this is that moment.

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