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The Role of the State Attorney General-Harvard Law School-Spring. 2022

Results of Cert Petitions on Filed by States, NAAG (2020)

A key element of our federal system of government is the ability state government to broadly advocate within the judiciary on a broad swath of consitutional issues.  .  While state governments appear in both federal and state court on a daily basis, it is the appearance of state government before the United States Supreme Court that often makes the greatest impact. 

These statistics make clear fact that states are more likely to appear more often than any entity other that the federal government itself.