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Sonia Sotomayor testifies in 2009 at her confirmation hearing. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL

Last fall, Justice Elena Kagan touted the advantages of an experienced U.S. Supreme Court Bar—the “repeat players” who know what the court likes. Justice Sonia Sotomayor seems to think criminal defense lawyers still aren’t getting the message.

During a visit at the University of Houston Law Center, Sotomayor voiced her frustration with criminal defense lawyers who don’t have the skills of a practiced Supreme Court advocate.

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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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