The Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court holds itself up as the highest court in all the United States – and a place dedicated to equal justice under the law. But a recent investigation by Reuters found that a small group of elite lawyers is disproportionately involved in the court’s business. Between 2004 and 2012, a group of attorneys representing just 1 percent of the petitions filed to the Supreme Court were involved in more than 40 percent of the cases the court decided to consider. Kojo explores what this investigation says about access to justice in modern America.


  • John Shiffman Author, "Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting" (Simon and Shuster, 2014); Investigative Reporter, Reuters
  • Joan Biskupic Legal affairs journalist, Reuters; Author, "Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice"

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