The Seventh Circuit heard the oral argument this morning in Lott v. Levitt. The panel includes Judges Ripple, Evans, and Sykes. Professor Jeffrey Parker of George Mason Law School argued for Lott. Slade Metcalf of Hogan & Hartson argued for Levitt.
Evans and Sykes asked all the questions. Ripple remained silent. I have only glanced at the briefs, but based on the questions and comments during the oral argument, Lott’s chances do not look very good. The audio file of the argument should be available on the Seventh Circuit’s website later today.
UPDATE: An mp3 of the oral argument is now available here.