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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Yes Thank You

I am feeling better. A day off, the first day in two weeks not to break triple digits, meant I had a chance to recharge my batteries and was even feeling up to dinner with Alex and April. Trixie has ordered that Anna not get sick, and we're hoping that works.

I had planned a post about the Supreme Court nominee, but I had never heard of him. Then there was this from the Associated Press. As Anna said, "Yeah some white guy."

"He has been a judge for only two years and authored about 40 opinions, only three of which have drawn any dissent," said Wendy Long, a lawyer representing the conservative Judicial Confirmation Network, adding that his record appears to suit Bush's desire to nominate a judge who will apply the law, as written, and leave policy decisions to the elected branches of government.

That's the fun part of the Supreme Court these days, playing guess the nobody that's being put on the court. I assume that leads to pedestrian minds being named to the bench, since no one with a record on anything controversial can get confirmed. So let's see what we hear about soon-to-be Justice Some White Guy over the next few weeks. Hopefully Queenie will keep us appraised.

5 Comment(s):

  •   Posted by Blogger Form at July 20, 2005 3:51 AM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • This guy will be rough on law students trying to keep the Justices straight. He joins Justices "Marshall," "Douglas," and "Stewart" as Justices with tremendously generic names.

    Also, he looks like the type of guy Scalia and Thomas would have fun hazing.

    Justice Roberts: Hey guys. You know I'm new here. I was hoping you could help me out and show me where the nearest bathroom is to my chambers.

    Justice Thomas: Its just around the corner to the left.

    Roberts: Yeah, I saw that one, but it was marked as a ladies room.

    Justice Scalia: Listen Johny, can I call you Johny?

    Roberts: uh... I prefer...

    Scalia: Good. Johny, you are a student of history. I should know. I read your bio. And as you know, the addition of female justices to the court is a recent development. In fact, the founders could never have conceived of having a women serve as a Justice.

    Thomas nods.

    Scailia continues: It would never have crossed their minds. As a result, all the bathrooms in the building are mens rooms. When the women came onto the court, in effort to respect precedent, Sandra and Ruth used the same bathrooms their male predecessors always did. Everything around here is unisex.

    Roberts: Is that true? All the bathrooms used by both men and women?

    Thomas nods

    Scalia (drawing close and whispering): Yeah, and if you read any of Ruth's opinions on gender equality, you have to believe she prefers it that way.

    Roberts: OK. I guess you guys know better than me.

    Roberts walks around the corner. A door opens and then Ruth Bader Ginsburg screams. Throws Vanity Fair magazine at Roberts.

    Roberts (around the corner, apologetically): Oh..I am so sorry...

    Justices Scalia and Thomas snickering.

  •   Posted by Blogger Anna at July 20, 2005 7:16 AM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • I'm not sure I like the idea of being appraised by my mother-in-law. Apprising I'm up for.

  •   Posted by Blogger BrooklynDodger at July 20, 2005 6:13 PM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • So first, the adverts at the bottom of the blog were about Supreme Court, and Fritz actually filled out the poll, as a 40 year old white male protestant from Birmingham. But when Fritz came back, the ganges river valley had claimed all the ads.

    Hope FFH reaps a nickel.

  •   Posted by Blogger Anna at July 20, 2005 8:31 PM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • FRITZ!!! You must stop or we are going to be forced to remove your posts.

  •   Posted by Anonymous Queeie at July 20, 2005 9:23 PM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • Queenie would love to keep you guy appraised or apprised of the Robert's nomination, but she has to rely on the super slueths at Alliance for Justice,, and People for the American Way. All are searching his background and positions statements. We do know he argued some time ago for Roe v Wade to be overruled, so that is clearly a demerit.

    Ed Helms' description of the guy on the Daily Show tonight was "he's really white". To quote Robin Williams from another time: Robert's is the archetypal caucasian. But, is he the type who joined an all white golf club???? That may be our only hope since no one is going to take him on for having been in the pocket of the corporate interests and a card carrying member of the Federalist Society.

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