Samuel H. Sloan sits for a portrait in New York on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Samuel H. Sloan was the last nonlawyer to argue before the Supreme Court representing himself in 1978 in a lawsuit involving... more 
Samuel H. Sloan sits for a portrait in New York on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Samuel H. Sloan was the last nonlawyer to argue before the Supreme Court representing himself in 1978 in a lawsuit involving stock trading. Sloan says he interviewed several lawyers who volunteered to represent him for free, just for the prestige of appearing before the court, but he decided to handle the job himself. "It wasn't on an ego thing or anything like that," he said recently. "I wanted to win the case. I was convinced I couldn't win the case in any other way but to argue my own case." He won 9-0. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mary Altaffer
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 5:21 AM EDT