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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Rule of Four

We have been playing a weekly online pub trivia game. One of the questions this week asked how many votes were needed for SCOTUS to take a case (the formal question was whether it was more than, less than, or equal to four). 46 % got it right. I am trying to decide whether that is more or less than I should have expected.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on July 2, 2020 at 10:23 PM in Howard Wasserman, Law and Politics | Permalink


Here is a dumbed-down version for the general public: How many votes does the rule of four require?
And a Texas-specific one: What rule of civil procedure does a RULE 11 AGREEMENT fall under?

Posted by: Wolfgang | Jul 5, 2020 11:51:35 AM


Posted by: thegreatdisappointment | Jul 4, 2020 1:37:57 PM

46% of the Court also rounds out as 4.

Posted by: Joe | Jul 3, 2020 4:48:08 PM

Depends on who the players are, but I think 46% is fine even for general practitioners, and would be really high for non-lawyers.

Posted by: Asher Steinberg | Jul 3, 2020 2:41:04 PM

Posts like this would work better as tweets.

Posted by: Anonymous | Jul 3, 2020 8:05:27 AM

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