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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Clarence Thomas haters, listen up,

I dedicate this to you:

"The subject matter was extremely technical, and near the end of the argument Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsberg dozed in her chair. Justices David Souter and Samuel Alito, who flank the 72-year-old, looked at her but did not give her a nudge."

It's in there, buried about halfway down.  Rest assured that if it had been CT it would have made the first paragraph (journalism people: there's a name for that, what is it? –thanks, Jason).  Pointing out that Souter and Alito neglected to nudge her, well now that's just good reporting.  

There's one other thing that I found interesting (the case was on redistricting in Texas, you know, the whole Tom Delay bit, if you don't care to read the whole piece):

"[Justice] Kennedy said the result was an odd-looking map that mixed voters of very different backgrounds."

Well, who would want that sort of thing?  (though it does sound somehow familiar…)

Stephen Spruiell has more on the actual case here.  

On another matter, my apologies for the posting slowdown, the wireless network here in good old Mondale Hall has been, well, on the fritz lately.  I kind of wish I owned the necessary wire.      


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