When the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a Tenth Circuit decision, it had one problem: neither of the parties actually agreed with the circuit court’s reasoning.
So the task of finding someone to defend the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s position fell to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the circuit justice for the Tenth Circuit.
She landed on Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP partner Catherine M.A. Carroll, Washington, to argue Green v. Brennan, 83 U.S.L.W. 3819, U.S., 14-613, granted.
But like so many other aspects of U.S. Supreme Court practice, how Sotomayor made her pick ...