BigLaw’s Amicus Business Is Booming, But Is The Court Listening?

By Jacqueline Bell and Cristina Violante | October 2, 2016, 8:01 PM EDT

At Supreme Court oral arguments one early October morning in 2014, the justices were engaged in a lively discussion, much of it among themselves, on the particularly thorny problem of whether they had the authority to rule on the class action dispute before them given that the lower court hadn’t actually ruled on the merits of the case. Could they decide it, or was it out of their hands? After the court spent the bulk of the full hour on that single topic, Justice Ruth Bader...
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