Sunday, September 20, 2015

SCOTUS Opinions Borrow Language from Veteran Advocates


From the National Law Journal:

New evidence of the clout of veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocates and their law firms is revealed in a study showing that the language in their briefs appears in court opinions more often than that of newcomers to the court.

Covington & Burling and O’Melveny & Myers, as well as individual advocates including Sidley Austin’s Carter Phillips and Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., a former appellate litigation partner, are at the top of lists in the study, which shows language overlap between briefs and decisions.

You can read more here and access the study here.


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