The high court’s high price

This week’s Bloomberg Businessweek has a one-page chart showing “The Price of Winning at the Supreme Court.”  The case examined is Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n (was Schwarzenegger v. EMA).  Costs included $ 815,008.51 for the work of eight attorneys (other than the partner who argued the case) and $ 125.00 to the George Washington University Law library for the loan of five books.   The lawyers also paid $ 28.49 for a copy of Penny Dreadfuls and Comics: English Periodicals for Children from Victorian Times to Present Day.

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About Paul Lomio

Paul is library director and lecturer at law at Stanford Law School. He has a J.D. from Gonzaga Law School, an LL.M. from the University of Washington, and a M.L.I.S. from the Catholic University of America. He is the author (with Henrik Spang-Hanssen) of Legal Research Methods in the U.S. and Europe. He also likes to ride his bicycle.

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