Transparency, and a Switch in Lawyers at the Supreme Court
In the latest issue of Supreme Court Brief, NLJ's newsletter on the high court, we reported on a recent panel discussion of transparency issues facing the justices, including -- but not confined to -- camera access to court proceedings. One speaker, former appeals court judge Kenneth Starr, urged the justices to "grow an extra layer of skin" and allow cameras in. Also, we delved into the last-minute switch in lawyers arguing before the court in a high-profile Michigan affirmative action case October 15. Plus, a look at a brief in a case being argued next week that defends the role that states play in antitrust litigation. Our next issue will be emailed to subscribers on November 4, when the justices return to the bench for their next cycle of arguments.