High Court Needs To Fatten Its Docket: Attys

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 1:59 PM EDT) -- The number of cases the U.S. Supreme Court hears each year has been in decline for decades, and although the process for deciding which of the thousands of petitions will be granted certiorari remains something of a mystery, most experts agree the justices could — and should — pick up the pace.

In 2008, the high court disposed of 79 cases by majority opinion, less than 1 percent of appeals on the docket and a far cry from the 175 cases decided in 1986, when William...
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