Supreme Court DoS attack
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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