Bloomberg law has Supreme Court Arguments Get Longer to the Delight of Advocates noting:
- US Supreme Court arguments are getting longer post-pandemic—and advocates like it.
- Court closures prompted the justices to modify their questioning format, and some of those changes have remained as the justices have retaken the bench.
- Last term, that resulted in more than 19 extra hours, equivalent to 18 extra minutes per argument and 28% more argument time overall
- The justices averaged just under 28 extra minutes per argument over October’s eight arguments, with four cases nearing two hours.
- Of the 163 lawyers who took the lectern last term, 86%—or 140—argued extra time due to the justices’ questions