Friday, September 4, 2009
We know that they are brilliant, but we now have proof that they are funny as well. Just when you thought that every nuance of the Court and its relationships had been studied to death, now comes a report ranking The Nine based on laughter generated by their comments during oral arguments. So who is the funniest of them all? According to the report, the reigning champion is Justice Scalia, who elicited fifty-two laughs last term. However, Justice Scalia may not want to rest on his laughter laurels, as Justice Breyer was close on his heels with forty-five chuckles to his credit.
It's nice to know the Court can be simultaneously enlightening and entertaining.