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2011 Ames Moot Court Competition

November 17, 2011

Photo from the 2011 Ames Moot Court.
Credit: Phil Farnsworth

Case: United States v. Garfield

A writ of certiorari is granted on the following two questions:

  1. Whether the Stolen Valor Act, 18 U.S.C. § 704(b), (d), is invalid as applied to petitioner under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment
  2. Whether petitioner is entitled to resentencing because the District Court deprived him of his right to speak at sentencing, in violation of Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 32(i)(4)(A)(ii)


Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Hon. Frank Easterbrook, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for The Seventh Circuit
Hon. Peter Rubin ’88, Massachusetts Court of Appeals


The John McCarthy Roll Memorial Team


Best Brief

Avis Bohlen
Adam Hallowell, Oralist
Jessica Palmer, Oralist
Yvonne Saadi
Matthew Scarola
Benjamin Watson

The Belva Ann Lockwood Memorial Team


Best Overall

Caroline Anderson, Oralist
Matthew Greenfield, Best Oralist
Stephen Pezzi
Mitchell Reich
Stephanie Simon
Noah Weiss

Watch the video: 2011 Ames Moot Court Competition

Final Round

United States v. Garfield