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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 … Continue reading

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Tribal Interests Win-Loss Rates in the 21st Century — Trend Downward for Tribal Interests?

Ok, so I used the westlaw search function and dug up all the cases from the federal courts of appeal (published and whatever unpublished opinions show up) that included the words “Indians” or “tribe.” That got me well over 3600 … Continue reading

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Yale Law Journal Comment on the OSG’s Certiorari Decisionmaking

Here.

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Additional Preliminary Results on Certiorari Study: The Federal Government’s Role

As noted before in my certiorari study, tribal interests do very poorly in the certiorari stage of Supreme Court litigation, especially compared to the state interests and private parties that oppose them. But what about the United States, which plays … Continue reading

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Preliminary Results of New Study of Certiorari and Indian Law

While workshopping what would become my tenure paper, Factbound and Splitless, a fairly direct critique of the certiorari process in relation to Indian law cases, at various law schools and with law professors around the nation, I became aware that former … Continue reading

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“Factbound and Splitless” Available Online

Here and here (Factbound and Splitless): Factbound and Splitless: The Certiorari Process as Barrier to Justice for Indian Tribes Matthew L.M. Fletcher The Supreme Court’s certiorari process does more than help the Court parse through thousands of “uncertworthy” claims—the Court’s … Continue reading

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New Papers about the Solicitor General

How fortuitous that my paper on the Solicitor General’s strange lack of success defending tribal interests before the Supreme Court becomes available the same day Patricia Millett’s paper on stategies for obtaining amicus help from the Solicitor General’s Office goes … Continue reading

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“Factbound and Splitless” Today at UC-Berkeley Law School

I’ll be presenting “Factbound and Splitless” today at UC-Berkeley Law School. Here’s a taste….

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Andrew Cohen’s CourtWatch and “Factbound and Splitless”

From CBS News (download the paper here) (How Appealing and Indianz): Bury My Chance at Supreme Court Andrew Cohen: Study Shows Indian Tribes Face Long Odds In “Cert Pool” Process at High Court This coming Monday, the United States Supreme … Continue reading

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How Appealing Profiles “Factbound and Splitless”

From How Appealing: “MSU scholar says Indians face Supreme Court bias”: The Michigan Messenger yesterday posted online this item about a paper titled “Factbound and Splitless: Certiorari and Indian Law” by law professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher.

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