In the latest edition of Casey Newton’s newsletter, Platformer, he makes the case for why the plaintiffs in Gonzalez vs Google botched their oral arguments. The mechanism is fascinating:

[H]ow many … lawyers were conflicted out of representing Gonzalez. Platforms pay so many high-powered lawyers at so many DC firms that plaintiffs had to recruit an 80-year-old man who once argued a case before an appointee of Franklin Roosevelt.

They DoSed the Supreme Court! I’m on Google’s side in this particular case, so, “good”. But this isn’t a tactic that should work.

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