Thursday, October 10, 2013

Justice Kennedy on How the Court Chooses Cases

The Wall Street Journal LawBlog posted an interview with Justice Kennedy.  Here's what Justice Kennedy said about how the court chooses cases:

Of the 9,000 [filed each year] we mark about 500 for discussion. From the 500 we discuss, we should take about 100, 120. Lately we’ve been taking only 80. There’s not a lot of emotional or intellectual capital expended arguing over whether we should take the case.  If it’s a really important case and we feel badly that it wasn’t taken, there will be another one [sooner or later] on the same issue.

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