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Chicago’s Mayer, Brown & Platt has long had one of the nation’s pre-eminent Supreme Court practices, based both in the home office and in Washington. The firm does a terrific job of publicizing the group at www.appellate.net, a site that’s quite a bit more than the typical online blurb. It’s full of information on the justices, including what seems like an exhaustive collection of their articles and speeches. It has the single most comprehensive listing I’ve ever seen of appellate briefs on the Web — not just Mayer, Brown briefs, by the way. This is a category of documents that are notoriously hard to find. And culled from the Oyez Project are recordings of many Mayer, Brown lawyers’ oral arguments at the Court, including a young Philip Lacovara’s 1974 presentation on behalf of the special prosecutor in the Watergate case. And there’s a fascinating history of the firm’s Supreme Court practice: The “question presented” in its first case ever (1893) was a fully opaque 166-word sentence. It’s worth the visit just to parse those words.

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