In advance of oral arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus , the Cincinnati Enquirer ran a feature on counsel of record for SBA, Mike Carvin. I got to know Mike well while writing Unprecedented, as he was one of the attorneys who argued on behalf of NFIB in the Obamacare cases.
When asked how to describe Mike, this was the best I could come up with.
“Most lawyers who litigate in the Supreme Court have a very refined, laid-back, conservative manner. Mike is not that at all,” said Josh Blackman, a law professor at South Texas College of Law and author of “Unprecedented,” an account of the legal challenge crafted by Carvin and other lawyers to the Affordable Care Act.
“He is very much willing to go big,” with bold arguments that push the envelope, Blackman said.
If you know Mike, I think you’ll find this is pretty accurate.