5 Ways To Botch A Supreme Court Petition

Law360, Washington (February 27, 2015, 3:50 PM EST) -- Inflating the number of questions presented and griping about lower courts are just two of the many surefire ways attorneys can join the 99 percent of U.S. Supreme Court petitioners whose pleas for review never see daylight, according to seasoned high court veterans.

While the high court's notoriously strict formatting and filing requirements often hobble cert contenders right out of the gate, those who do find an ear at the court frequently miss the mark by browbeating unimportant details while forgetting why the court exists in...
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