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2017 Ames Moot Court Competition

November 14, 2017

Case: Dylan Bloom v. United States of America

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

  1. Whether it should overrule Rostker and hold that Bloom’s conviction must be vacated because the Selective Service registration requirement unconstitutionally discriminates on the basis of gender.
  2. Whether Bloom is entitled to withdraw his felony guilty plea as a matter of right because the magistrate judge lacked statutory or constitutional authority to accept the plea.


Hon. John G. Roberts Jr. ’79, Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Hon. Debra Ann Livingston ’84, U.S. Court of Appeals for The Second Circuit
Hon. Carl E. Stewart, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for The Fifth Circuit


The John Hart Ely Memorial Team


David Beylik
Jason Ethridge, Oralist
Jenya Godina
Isaac Park
David Phillips, Best Oralist
Derek Reinbold

The Fred T. Korematsu Memorial Team


Best Overall, Best Brief

Frederick Ding, Oralist
Vivian Dong
Henry Druschel
Lydia Lichlyter, Oralist
Raeesa Munshi
William Schmidt

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