SCOTUS Says Pro Se Litigants Can't Litigate Their Own Cases

Codifying what has been the practice for a number of years, the United States Supreme Court has said that a pro se litigant cannot argue their own case in front of the Supreme Court. Pro se litigation is constitutionally protected at the trial court, but courts have not completely extended the right on appeal. In the US Supreme Court, the theory is that the because the question before the Court is of national significance and it cannot be presumed that a pro se litigant can adequately protect the rights of others. Click here to read Joe Patrice from Above the Law’s blog on this practice.