Dean's Cup Final Round 2020

Donovan Stone ’20 withstood a round of tough grilling by a three-judge panel to prevail in the 2020 Dean’s Cup, winning the final round of Duke Law’s premier advocacy competition.

Stone and Zeke Starr ’20 briefed and argued a Supreme Court appeal of Manning v. Caldwell, a 2019 case in which a Fourth Circuit court invalidated a Virginia statute that permits the civil interdiction of one who has “shown himself to be a habitual drunkard,” which subjects the individual to criminal statutes restricting the possession and consumption of alcohol.

Patricia Millet, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Amy J. St. Eve, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Johnnie Rawlinson MJS '16, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, presided.

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