Law professor Deborah Jones Merritt readily confessed that she feels like "the Erin Brockovich of the Supreme Court" these days. That's because, when she rises to argue for the respondent in the copyright case Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick today, there will be "so many lawyers on the other side." That's how it sometimes is for uncompensated, court-appointed counsel like Merritt. "I got a call out of the blue, and of course I said yes," said Merritt, who will be making her first argument before the Court.
Court-Appointed Supreme Court Counsel Takes On Copyright Case
The National Law Journal
October 7, 2009