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SCOTUSblog Creator Inspires Television Show

Publication Date: 
December 14, 2009
Lawyers USA - DC Dicta

NBC is developing a television “dramedy” show whose main character will be based on SCOTUSblog founder and DC legal celeb Tom Goldstein, the ABA Journal reports.

The show, which has a working titled of Tommy Supreme, will follow a likeable character through a not-so-likeable profession - sort of like House in reverse, the website reports.

Goldstein, whose blog of Supreme Court news and analysis is a must-read for lawyers inside and outside of the Beltway, famously left a law firm as a fourth year associate to pursue Supreme Court practice working out of his home and offering to represent clients for free. He ultimately worked his way up to become a partner at Akin Gump and head of the firm’s Supreme Court practice.

Speaking to the Washingtonian’s Capital Comment Blog, Goldstein said being the subject of an in-development television show was “both flattering and crazy.”

“My life isn’t the stuff of dramatic television, as I’ve experienced it,” he said.