Excerpt from Empirical SCOTUS:
One of the exciting new tools to measure legal writing quality is BriefCatch. ¬†Designed by Ross Guberman, BriefCatch allows users to measure writing quality along five dimensions¬†and get thousands of potential editing of suggestions. Guberman says that he created the scoring dimensions¬†based on quantifiable features in the writing of such luminaries as Justices Roberts, Kagan, and Scalia.¬†Making some of the edits that BriefCatch suggests generally makes the scores increase.
This post looks at 2017 cert-stage filings. Yes, SCOTUS pros like Jeff Fisher come out on top, but you might be surprised at how many novices score highly and who some of them are. You’ll have to click here to find out.