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Are "Wranglers" and "Whisperers" Part of Your Team? - Appellate Practice News

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Posted on: Mar 11, 2016

A new study in the Virginia Law Review examines "The Amicus Machine," which concludes after interviews with more than 20 leading Supreme Court lawyers that most briefs submitted to the state's highest court are not random, but are instead the result of judicial lobbying.

The key players in this effort are the "amicus wrangler" and the "amicus whisperer," with the whisperer coordinating the message and the wrangler recruiting support.

But do the justices pay attention to the supporting briefs? That's up for debate.

Learn more from this New York Times article.


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