My goal was to publish the final term statistics today, but because the Court will hear rearguments in Citzens United and likely issue an opinion before the beginning of OT09, I’ll have to update these statistics again in September.

I’ve updated the 2008 Term Case Index, which you can always find at the top of the page or here.

I’ve also posted a Term Count spreadsheet that features individual opinion authors and length of time stats.

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…And a reformatted version of the same chart:

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I’ve also uploaded a final-ish version of the Advocate Scorecard. For government attorneys, I included everyone who argued at least once from the Office of the Solicitor General and did not include any state-level officials except Barbara G. Underwood, who served as acting SG for the beginning of the Bush 43 Administration and Principle Deputy under Seth Waxman. I also put (AC) beside their case name if they argued as amicus curiae in the case. That usually means they split time with the party they supported and argued for 10-15 minutes. In some instances they argued in addition to full arguments by the parties (Edwin Kneedler arguing a 30-30-10 arrangement in Ricci) although in one instance they argued as amicus but actually argued the full 30-minutes in the place of a party (William Jay arguing in Harbison)

For private attorneys, I included any advocates who argued more than twice (if I missed any please correct me) and a few advocates who only argued once but are notable for other reasons (Jay Sekulow, Pamela Karlan, Andrew Frey, Kenneth Starr, and Kathleen Sullivan). Nearly all of the private attorneys will sound familiar to you if you’ve read this site over the last few months. Private attorneys don’t often argue as amicus and, although it does happen (Pac. Bell), none of the private attorneys I listed had argued as amicus in any case.

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