Does anyone remember the last time lawyers sued a state supreme court for the right to donate their legal services?

That, essentially, is how some law professors and law students see their role in a federal civil rights suit filed on April 16 against the Louisiana Supreme Court, challenging the constitutionality of the state high court’s rules governing law school clinics in the state. Southern Christian Leadership Conference v. Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana, No. 99-1205.