Monday, June 27, 2011

The Supremes

They are generally thought provoking. I won't even comment on this except to say you most likely will find it interesting for various reasons.


Big Myk said...

What, are all the Supreme Court Justices English majors? Breyer cites to Lady Godiva, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Dante and Ovid in his dissent in the California video game case. Meanwhile, in the recently decided Stern v. Marshall, which finally put to rest the Anna Nicole Smith litigation, Chief Justice Roberts refers to Dickens: "This 'suit has, in course of time, become so complicated, that . . . no two . . . lawyers can talk about it for five minutes, without coming to a total disagreement as to all the premises. Innumerable children have been born into the cause: innumerable young people have married into it;' and, sadly, the original parties 'have died out of it.' A 'long procession of [judges] has come in and gone out' during that time, and still the suit 'drags its weary length before the Court.' Those words were not written about this case, see C. Dickens, Bleak House, in 1 Works of Charles Dickens 4–5 (1891), but they could have been."

James R said...

—the art of showing how life imitates art.