In the lead article in Appellate Practice, an American Bar Association publication, CCL President Robert S. Peck discusses three key elements to obtaining U.S. Supreme Court review of a lower court decision. In "Framing the Issue," Peck discusses how to develop a compelling issue, place it within a consistent theme, and tie the issue to an ongoing interest of the justices. While doing so will not guarantee a grant of certiorari, Peck writes, the absence of these elements usually will foreshadow failure.

      The article is an abbreviated version of a chapter Peck wrote in a forthcoming book on appellate strategies to be published by the ABA this year and includes contributions from leading Supreme Court advocates.