Prime example of non-Ivy League snobbery.
Appellate work "only barely counts" at the USSC because ... 99.99% of the time they hear appellate cases?
Memo to Jonah: Get mom's permission before writing.
Jonah is a chip off Moms blockhead.
Read again. He was saying that appellate work "only barely counts" as true private practice, not that it only barely counts toward USSC experience.
that totally stunned me. how stupid can one be.
No, it's not an example of snobbery. His whole point is that she brings something other than appelate (read: arguing fine points often peripheral to the facts of the case) private practice experience to the bench.
Agree or disagree, but don't mischaracterize the argument presented.