As Special Master, She Sets Precedent

Law360, New York (January 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A litigator at a San Francisco law firm was appointed the first female special master in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Kristin Linsley Myles, a litigation partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson and a former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, was named special master in South Carolina v. North Carolina.

Her role includes directing proceedings, setting a time and conditions for additional plea filings, summoning witnesses, issuing subpoenas, and submitting reports.

The case was brought by South Carolina Attorney General Henry...
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