Friends in High Court Places

Every lawyer's nightmare -- inadvertently missing a court filing deadline -- has come true for Roy Englert Jr. Adding to the pain is that the court in question is the Supreme Court. But high court practice, though competitive, is collegial enough that some of Englert's brothers at the bar have rallied to his side. Former Solicitors General Charles Fried and Seth Waxman have filed a brief asking the Court to clarify the rule that Englert ran afoul of and, in the process, to accept his out-of-time petition.

Details here from Tony Mauro of Legal Times via