Reuters Article on Certiorari and the Supreme Court Bar

Here is “The Echo Chamber.”

An excerpt:

The rise of the Supreme Court specialty bar is not universally embraced by the profession. But it is by the justices. Two, in particular, lamented the refusal of some criminal defense lawyers to turn over high court cases to specialists.

“It is as if they are arguing with one hand tied behind their back,” Kagan said.

Said Justice Sonia Sotomayor: “I think it’s malpractice for any lawyer who thinks this is my one shot before the Supreme Court and I have to take it.”

SCOTUSBlog interviewed Joan Biskupic, who led the reporting team.