Study shows influence of SG in high court cases granted cert

, The National Law Journal

So you've taken your client's case all the way to the Supreme Court and the justices have asked the solicitor general of the United States whether they should grant review. What are your chances of a nod in your favor? Not bad, according to an unusual study of two of the high court's most important "information-gathering" tools — a call for the views of the solicitor general, known as a CVSG, and a call for a response, or CFR, to a petition for certiorari.

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