Professor Bartels Wins Supreme Court Case

It’s been 29 years since he last argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, but he still has it.  Martinez v. Ryan, the case that Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Professor Bob Bartels argued on October 4, 2011 before the nine Justices, was decided in late March in favor of Bartels’ client Luis Mariano Martinez.  The case had made it all the way through the court system without a judge voting in favor of Martinez until it reached the Supreme Court.

You can read more about Martinez v. Ryan, look at merit and amicus briefs, and access lower court opinions on the SCOTUS Blog.  You can also listen to audio of the oral argument on the Oyez Project website.

Both the SCOTUS Blog and Oyez Project are excellent sources of information on Supreme Court cases, but there are a number of other resources available to you both online and in the Law Library collection.  We have compiled the best of these resources in our Supreme Court Research Guide, which details where to find court opinions, attorney briefs, oral argument transcripts and audio files, petitions for certiorari, and Supreme Court news.  Be sure to reference this Guide before starting on future Supreme Court research.

Hat tip to ASU News.