Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Supreme humor

JRoberts 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 JusticeSSotomayor  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." also reports other quips, calling it “open-mike night” at the Supreme Court.

Hat tip: John Brown


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