Zach Scruggs oral argument in the Fifth Circuit this morning

The Clarion Ledger states that the Daily Journal reported that ”some court-watchers say the Fifth Circuit of Appeals is interested in the appeals case because ‘so few Skilling appeals have come their way.’”

This suggests powers of divination about an invisible process– what judges are thinking before they opine– that stretch pretty far. Count the assertions:

•“the Fifth Circuit… is interested… in the case…” Interested? What shows their interest? That they set oral argument? That they are processing the appeal like other appeals are processed? Or do these court watchers claim inside information?

NMC
7/9/12