In Recess #2: "#BadLawyerGate"

To celebrate our new partnership with SCOTUSblog, we're unlocking one of our favorite bonus episodes for everyone to enjoy.

We talk about the problem of unprepared counsel refusing to give up Supreme Court oral arguments to more experienced attorneys. We discuss why the problem exists, the ethical conundrums it creates, and what, if anything, can be done to fix it. By far the best part of the episode, though, is an interview with legendary Supreme Court practitioner Lisa Blatt, who at the time of recording was sitting on an unbelievable 32-2 record in the Supreme Court, and who has since then improved to an even more mind-boggling 33-2.  Lisa explains her unorthodox argument preparation techniques, helps us understand why she’s been such a consistent winner, and offers her thoughts on the problem of unprepared oral advocates. We had a great discussion, and you won’t want to miss it. 

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