Monday, October 22, 2007

Law blog round-up 10/22

KipEsquire’s post on A Stitch in Haste this morning confirms an important fact: reading our Web site is legal.

For all those fender-bender attorneys out there, would a procedural tweak like this one in Washington, D.C., annoy you as much as it seems to bother this blogger?

Two hundred years ago, an elite group of private attorneys, including such men as Daniel Webster, argued regularly before the U.S. Supreme Court. For most of the 20th century, the solicitor general and his staff (representing the federal government) were the only lawyers who routinely appeared before the high court, with even high-powered private attorneys only appearing a handful of times in a career.

Recently, Georgetown University Law Center Professor Richard J. Lazarus writes (hat tip to the Legal Profession Blog), Supreme Court specialists have re-emerged, and their experience seems to be paying off for their (big-business) clients. What are the pros and cons of a specialized bar for Supreme Court cases?

-BRENDAN KEARNEY, Legal Affairs Writer

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