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Dwindling Docket Mystifies Supreme Court

Publication Date: 
December 07, 2006
The New York Times
Linda Greenhouse

"The New York Times" quotes Lecturer Thomas Goldstein

"But there are still plenty of lower-court conflicts that go unresolved," said Thomas C. Goldstein, a Supreme Court practitioner and close student of court statistics who wrote last week on the popular Scotusblog that the justices were “on the cusp of the greatest shortfall in filling the court’s docket in recent memory, and likely in its modern history.”

“I don’t think we’re at the end of history and have fixed all the problems,” Mr. Goldstein said in an interview.