Justice John Paul Stevens, who turned 89 last week, had a wide grin on his face this morning as he listened to Justice Antonin Scalia talk about Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. The two celebutantes (Hilton and Richie, that is, not the justices) were the “stars” of Fox “reality” show The Simple Life. Scalia mentioned them … Continue reading More F-ing Juvenile Humor At The Court
Justice Stephen G. Breyer unwittingly sparked mass tittering at the U.S. Supreme Court this morning when one of his stream-of-consciousness questions went a little off course. It was during the oral argument in a high-profile case over whether the strip search of a 13-year-old schoolgirl was constitutional. School officials in Safford, Ariz., suspected the girl, … Continue reading Justice Breyer’s Public Undressing
In today’s Baltimore Sun, your blogger has this commentary on how President Barack Obama can shape the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Continue reading Obama And The 4th Circuit
Browsing Twitter for Supreme Court related feeds, your blogger came across an account said to be that of a certain Antonin Scalia. It features slightly amusing (but mostly profane, unfunny) posts about life on the court. The writer clearly follows the court’s activities fairly closely. There’s even a reference to a long-running Navajo Nation case decided earlier this week, … Continue reading Justice Scalia’s Twitter Feed (Or Not)
You know you’re in trouble when you’re openly mocked in the U.S. Supreme Court. That’s what happened to General Motors this morning during oral arguments in a campaign finance case that has nothing to do with the troubled Detroit company. The joker in question was prominent Republican lawyer Ted Olson, who was arguing on behalf … Continue reading Even Supreme Court Justices Are Laughing At General Motors Now
Someone in the Senate must be reading Washington Briefs. As mentioned in the previous post, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey didn’t face too much opposition when confirmed by the Senate despite his role in defending a dial-a-porn service. David Ogden, the nominee for deputy attorney general, is having no such luck. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., … Continue reading UPDATE: Leahy Cites Mukasey In Ogden Battle
Senate Republicans are currently holding up (though not intending to filibuster) the nominee for deputy attorney general, David Ogden, apparently because some of his clients in private practice are involved in the pornography industry. Funny that, as when President Bush nominated Michael Mukasey to be attorney general, he named a porn case as one of the 10 most … Continue reading Double Standards From Republicans Over Obscenity Cases?