Oral Argument Contest Complete

The ongoing debate between attorney hoping to represent the state of Rhode Island before the Court on Monday finally settled their dispute and Theodore Olsen, an experienced Supreme Court litigator, will argue for the state. SCOTUSblog reports more of the story:

The town’s lawyer, Joseph S. Larisa, Jr., who has been involved with the case for more than a decade, said he agreed to Olson’s selection after William K. Suter, the Court’s clerk, called counsel at 11 a.m. Friday. “He said the Court gave us one hour to decide, or all argument time would be forfeited,” Larisa recounted. At that point, he said, he agreed to Olson’s selection, in return for being seated as co-counsel with Olson in the courtroom on Monday.

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