The Workgroup on Improved Resolution of Civil Cases, and representatives of the 68 commenters to its groundbreaking rule petition, are asking the Supreme Court to double the 90 minutes it allotted for December 8 oral arguments.

The motion warns that dividing 90 minutes evenly would leave the roughly 20 commenters who intend to speak so little time, the proceeding would resemble “speed-dating.”

“As a practical matter, with only 45 minutes of time to speak, if divided evenly, each commenter can offer the Court little more than 2 to 3 minutes of time,” the motion states. “It would essentially be the ‘speed-dating’ version of oral argument — which is as ineffective in the law as it is in finding love.”