Sunday, August 26, 2012

Which SCOTUS Justice Got the Most Laughs Last Term?

Each year, Professor Jay Wexler pores through the transcripts of Supreme Court oral arguments to determine how many times each Justice provokes laughter with his or her wit. The top laugh-getter for the past term? Justice Scalia. He frequently comes out on top.

The complete rankings:

  • Scalia: 83
  • Breyer: 56
  • Roberts: 30
  • Kagan: 15
  • Kennedy:14
  • Alito: 7
  • Sotomayor: 6
  • Ginsburg: 2
  • Thomas: 0

Here’s the full story from “Lowering the Bar” and “PrawfsBlog.”


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