Month: June 2005

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What Would SJB Do?

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On June 27, 2005
Alas, nobody got the right answer to my question, although Terry and Roxanne made the best guess. And, in fairness, CNN identified O’Connor as the “swing vote.” But, in fact, she voted the same way in both cases, as did 8 other justices. For your actual swing voter, I bring you Mr. Stephen J. Breyer. […]

Trivia Time!

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On June 27, 2005

So, if you were told that one justice switched positions on 2 different 10 Commandments cases, changing his or her vote for essentially random reasons, who would you guess it was? The answer may surpr

This Slate piece about potential Rehnquist replacements–which may be extremely relevant by the time you read this–is generally useful; I also agree that Luttig is the most likely candidate. But boy this drives me up the wall: Luttig is often cast as a mini-Scalia. The characterization fits him well. In his judicial opinions, he sometimes […]

Not Small Potatoes

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On June 26, 2005

DeLong is, of course, correct. Putting together a 70s list would involve more work sorting out viable candidates than subsequent decades, but at least I would know my #1 choice. Has anybody here seen

Kitten Porn

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On June 25, 2005
This is the kind of brawl o’ blog that I like: It has come to our editorial attention that certain parties want to make a name for themselves in the kitten game by stepping to us with some pictures of tattered, worn-out, raggedy-ass pussy cats. When you’ve been pimping kittens for as long as we […]

Land of the Dead

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On June 24, 2005
Zombies.ZOMBIES. ZOMBIES!!! ZZZOMMMBBBBIESSSSSSS!!!!!!! I think we can all agree that George W. Bush is not the President to lead us against the zombie menace. Moreover, I concede that I would consider rampant zombie attacks more than enough cause to enlist in the US Army. Call me a hypocrite. For those skeptical, shut up. Night of […]
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