Black lawyers still rare at US Supreme Court

Coming soon to the U.S. Supreme Court: a rare appearance by a black lawyer. More than a year has passed since a black lawyer in private practice stood at the lectern in the elegant courtroom and spoke the traditional opening line, "Mr. Chief Justice and may it please the court." Drew Days III, solicitor general in former President Bill Clinton's administration, planned on Monday to argue a case on behalf of a shuttered brokerage firm that is seeking to recover $4.5 million (€3.13 million) in losses. Days, who splits his time between the Morrison & Foerster firm and Yale Law School, is one of the few black lawyers who regularly represent clients at the high court.

Black lawyers still rare at US Supreme Court Mon, Oct 29, 2007