So something isn’t adding up about Justice Ginsburg and Amicus Briefs

August 31st, 2011

In an interview in Texas, on amicus briefs, she said, ““I have to confess, I don’t read all of those. In fact, I don’t read most of them.”

But in this study, which I blogged earlier this week, Justice Ginsburg cited amici in 9 out of 21 opinions last term, ranking her 4th on the Court. So if she doesn’t read most of them, but cites them in nearly 40% of her opinions, who is reading them? Ahem.