Law School student Joshua Pickar, ’17, presented oral argument to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on May 16 in United States v. Vincent Jones. The Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic was appointed to represent Jones on appeal in the case.
Pickar and other clinic students—Bryan Beaudoin, ’18; Jeong Gim, ’17; Annie Gowen, ’17; Alex Waleko, ’17; and Josh Wilson ’17—spent extensive time preparing the opening and reply briefs. They argued that the officers’ warrantless search of Jones’ residence and safe violated the Fourth Amendment, and that the evidence uncovered in the search therefore should have been suppressed. Pickar, who argued the case before Judges Joel M. Flaum, William J. Bauer, and Michael S. Kanne, also prepared at length for today’s oral argument, including by participating in moots with clinic students, Law School faculty, and Jenner & Block attorneys.