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Gibson Dunn partners Theane Evangelis and Theodore Olson. Gibson Dunn partners Theane Evangelis and Theodore Olson.

A team from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has agreed to charge the city of Boise, Idaho, up to $300,000 to try to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a city law that would impose certain penalties on homeless and other individuals who sleep on public property, according to an engagement letter that offers new insight into billing practices at the high court.

The Gibson Dunn lawyers include Los Angeles-based partner Theane Evangelis and Theodore Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general and longtime appellate advocate who reportedly bills at least $1,800 an hour. Boise agreed to pay Gibson Dunn a flat fee of $75,000 to prepare the Supreme Court petition, and the firm said it would cost Boise another $225,000 for briefing and oral argument if the justices take the case, according to contract documents reviewed by The National Law Journal.

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Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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