The Chattiest Justice Of The Term Is …

By Andrew Strickler (July 1, 2022, 1:05 PM EDT) — While little felt “normal” at the U.S. Supreme Court this term, the justices were largely back to their pre-pandemic habits when it came to speaking up from the bench.

A Law360 analysis of 63 oral arguments held this term found that the famously loquacious Justice Stephen Breyer was again the chattiest of the nine, speaking an average of about 842 words per hearing.

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And as in recent pre-pandemic terms, the retiring Justice Breyer was joined at the top…

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