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Richard J. Lazarus, Advocacy Matters: Transforming the Court by Transforming the Bar, in Business and the Roberts Court (Jonathan H. Adler ed., 2016).

Abstract: This chapter in Business and the Roberts Court documents the emergence of a highly specialized, elite Supreme Court bar that disproportionately represents business interests. The Court grants the petitions filed by the expert members of the bar at a significantly higher rate and they also prevail on the merits more frequently. This chapter documents the extent of the modern bar’s domination of the Court’s docket, arguments, and rulings and considers the extent to which business interests that serve as the bar’s primary clients are enjoying heightened success before the Court as a result.