Supreme Court to Hear Law School Clinic Case

The Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic has successfully petitioned the Supreme Court to hear Watson v. United States, a case involving a defendant whose sentence was extended due to an additional gun charge. In its inaugural year the clinic petitioned the court concerning five cases, making the course a particularly intense experience for its nine students, who will now tackle a merits brief in Watson. Of the more than 7,000 cert petitions seeking hearings each term, the court agrees to review and issue decisions on 100 or fewer cases.