Today during oral arguments in Wall v. Kholi, Chief Justice Roberts engaged in this exchange with counsel:
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: Why don’t you just call your motion a motion to correct an illegal sentence? Then we wouldn’t have any dispute here, I gather.
MS. MIZNER: Under the State’s theory, there would not be. I did not file this motion.
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: You are not one of the stupid lawyers that we were worried about before. (Laughter.)
MS. MIZNER: I may be in other respects, Your Honor, but not this one.