Q&A: Patricia Millett, Supreme Court Advocate

 President Obama nominates Patricia Millett to the powerful D.C. Circuit Court. (image via  Wikimedia Commons )

President Obama nominates Patricia Millett to the powerful D.C. Circuit Court. (image via Wikimedia Commons)

I conducted this Q&A way back in September 2012, when Patricia Ann Millett of Akin Gump had just broken the record for most oral arguments before the Supreme Court by a woman. Little did I know that she would have an even more eventful 2013. She was nominated by President Obama for the D.C. Circuit in June 2013 and became one of the central figures behind a partisan tug-of-war that ultimately resulted in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid invoking the nuclear option getting rid of filibusters on judicial nominees.

Victor Li

chicago, il