Wednesday, March 2, 2011
In the FCC opinion handed down on March 1, Chief Justice Roberts engaged in some humor about the meaning of the words “personal” and “person,” bantering about pairs like “corn” and “corny” and “crank” and “cranky.”
It was also a banner day for humor at oral arguments. When one lawyer seemed to evade Justice Sotomayor’s question, Justice Scalia observed, "She's helping you, I think!" Then, when Scalia asked a question, but before the lawyer could answer, Roberts slyly confided, "He was not trying to help you." Slate.com also reports other quips, calling it “open-mike night” at the Supreme Court.
Hat tip: John Brown