100 Oral Arguments: How A DOJ Atty Made High Court History

Law360, New York (May 9, 2016, 4:27 PM EDT) -- Michael Dreeben’s first oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court was memorable for all the wrong reasons. His case was mocked by Justice Antonin Scalia. He was out-dueled by a brilliant young lawyer named John Roberts. He lost 9-0. And yet it sparked a supernova career for Dreeben, who last month delivered his 100th argument, a milestone achieved by only seven other attorneys in the high court’s history.

Dreeben, 61, is the bearded, bespectacled, deputy solicitor general in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal...
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