Time is a precious commodity in the D.C. area and plenty of folks just don’t have the time to
wait in line for Congressional hearings, popular restaurants, or Supreme Court arguments. The solution? Hire someone else to wait in line for you! Paid line sitters will camp out and hold a spot for you. However, the Supreme Court has ended this practice for members of the Supreme Court bar. One of the few perks for high court bar members is the much shorter admission line to attend oral arguments, but even this line can get very long for big cases. That’s when the paid line-sitters make some extra cash. On Monday, the Supreme Court stated that “Only Bar members who actually intend to attend argument are allowed in line for the Bar section; “line standers” are not permitted.” Note that this rule only applies to the lawyer line and not the general public line. Paid line sitters can still wait with the rest of us in the long general admission line.