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‘Call For Response’ Signals SCOTUS Interest

July 26, 2018, 11:06 AM

A Supreme Court “call for response” signals that someone at the high court is interested in a case, and Bloomberg Law research shows that it slightly increases the likelihood that the case will get granted.

The grant rate goes from an abysmal 1 percent to 5 percent, based on data from the court’s past eight terms.

That boost is significant in the quest to nab a spot on the Supreme Court’s shrinking docket. The court receives about 7,000 petitions per year; in recent terms it has granted only about 65.

But court practitioners warn hopefuls not to read too...

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