Update the number of justices who have publicly referred to my VERY IMPORTANT Supreme Court [laughter] counting to six, as it was reported on Twitter that Justice Alito mentioned it in his opening speech to the Federalist Society at its national convention in November.  Apparently he said that there are “some people who have nothing better to do than count Supreme Court laughs.” Thanks, Sam!  This made me nostalgic for the time not so long ago when Justice Kagan referred to me in a speech at the University of Arizona Law School as a “professor who counts.”  I summarize the history of my work in this area, complete with all the times the justices didn’t say my name in a way that would have helped me to sell books and send my kid to college, in this piece I wrote for Boston University’s Research magazine.