The role courts play in interpreting the U.S. Constitution is a major topic of the country’s public debates and news media. Constitutional law keeps the nation’s governing system growing and improving, but it can also limit judges from using their own values and judgments to decide a case.

Andersen, Tate & Carr litigation associate Jaletta Long Smith recently wrote an article on the American Bar Association’s website that addresses the issue of how judges interpret the Constitution. In her publication, Jaletta outlines a panel discussion between prominent court justices and professors of law on the topic of constitutional interpretation.

Jaletta is a part of Andersen, Tate & Carr’s new appellate practice, which analyzes trial records for legal issues that can be raised on appeal. The ATC appellate division works on cases we worked on at the trial level, but we also handle matters from other law firms.

Examples of services we provide include:

  • Drafting and reviewing briefs
  • Presenting persuasive oral arguments based on complex legal issues
  • Drafting and opposing petitions, appeals, and writs
  • Drafting amicus curie briefs that advance our client’s interests before appellate courts even when our client is not a party to the appeal
  • Providing strategic advice and insights that benefit our clients by helping litigators develop and preserve issues at the trial level

For more information about our appellate practice, please contact Andersen, Tate & Carr today at 770.822.0900.