The high court’s high price

This week’s Bloomberg Businessweek has a one-page chart showing “The Price of Winning at the Supreme Court.”  The case examined is Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n (was Schwarzenegger v. EMA).  Costs included $ 815,008.51 for the work of eight attorneys (other than the partner who argued the case) and $ 125.00 to the George Washington University Law library for the loan of five books.   The lawyers also paid Amazon.com $ 28.49 for a copy of Penny Dreadfuls and Comics: English Periodicals for Children from Victorian Times to Present Day.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Information costs by Paul Lomio. Bookmark the permalink.

About Paul Lomio

Paul is library director and lecturer at law at Stanford Law School. He has a J.D. from Gonzaga Law School, an LL.M. from the University of Washington, and a M.L.I.S. from the Catholic University of America. He is the author (with Henrik Spang-Hanssen) of Legal Research Methods in the U.S. and Europe. He also likes to ride his bicycle.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s