This year, the Cato Institute went 15-3 before the Supreme Court, counting argued and decided cases (and not counting Perry, which was resolved on standing rather than merits).
That’s pretty phenomenal. By way of comparison, in this listing of greatest American sports teams, the legendary 1961 New York Yankees were 109-53; the Chicago Bulls of 1995-96 were 72-10; and the 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings were 51-12. Sandy Koufax’s 1963 season had his best win-loss record at 25-5.
And that’s the kind of year we’ve had in the Cato legal department.
P.S. And here’s Ilya Shapiro with a more detailed post including a list of cases. He notes that of the Court’s closing trio of very high-profile decisions, Cato was “the only organization to file briefs supporting the challengers on each one (Fisher v. UT-Austin, Shelby County v. Holder, Windsor v. United States & Perry v. Hollingsworth).”