Entirely depends on the point of law under consideration. There are probably a lot of topics that even younger judges would struggle with. There's
lots of case law involving complex issues of patents and their technological implications. Typically lower courts, and the federal administrative
court, handles those cases because they do have jurists who are trained to understand those issues. The Supreme Court handles much broader
In the U.S. Supreme Court the clerks rule the day. They are the ones who research a question, the points of law, draw up and hash and rehash arguments
pro and con, and present their justice with a clear picture of the overall case. So even the oldest justice will have a crew of young whippersnappers
fetching his data and slippers.
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.