Thursday, April 14, 2005

Wacky High Court Hijinks

Yesterday morning, I was listening to NPR (duh). They had a piece about Justices Kennedy and Thomas rolling up to a House Committee meeting to talk about the Court's increased budget request. Of course, the testimony rapidly turned into Republican House members ragging on Kennedy about the Court's latest opinions on juvenile death penalty and consensual sodomy. Due to blasted Websense, we state employees cannot listen to the radio, but if you are able to listen to it, I highly recommend.

For those of you who can't listen, Kennedy very politely wiped the floor with his detractors and Thomas actually made an interesting analogy between judges and sports referees. Don't bother looking for an article about this in the Times or the Washington Post - the "regular" media didn't bother covering it. AP does have a short piece about it here.

And Tom DeLay still loves being a total douche, apparently. He said during a press conference yesterday that "We set the jurisdiction of the courts. We set up the courts. We can unset the courts." Sounds like an abusive father telling his kid, "I brought you into this world and I can take you out!" Jerk. He also whined about the Democrats, the liberal media, and refused to answer questions about his legal woes, natch. Read about it in that bastion of liberal media, The Times.

And now for the truly shocking news from the High Court. This is courtesy of Philly, who has a friend at NYU School o' Law and Broken Dreams. Apparently Justice Scalia went to guest lecture at a constitutional class and during question and answer time, he was confronted by a grumpy student. The student actually asked Scalia if he had ever sodomized his wife.... and his wife was in the audience. Zing! Read about it here.

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