US Supreme Court oral arguments lasted 28% longer on average this term under a new round-robin format that advocates say reduced pressure and made the justices less inclined to talk over each other. The new format added an extra 18 minutes and 17 seconds to each case on average, said William Jay, who leads Goodwin’s Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation practice. He’s been keeping careful stats on both the length of each argument and the number of questions asked off-the-clock. Read the Bloomberg Law article here.
In The Press May 25, 2022