For States, Competing at the High Court Means Hiring Private Firms

Georgia is paying a lawyer from one of the nation's largest firms to handle the state's side in an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case. Jones Day's Gregory Castanias will take the case before the high court next week, where he will face prominent Supreme Court specialist Thomas Goldstein arguing for the other side. Other states are also turning to private firms for Supreme Court help, as complex appellate work develops into an increasingly specialized subset of the legal profession.

Details here from the Fulton County Daily Report via