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The Funniest Justice, week 11: Hail to the Chief

During oral arguments Tuesday in the case Citizens United v. FEC,  Justice John Paul Stevens asked attorney Ted Olson his view on a point of legal precedent. 135 more words

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UPDATED: The Funniest Justice, week 10

UPDATE: The argument transcript for Dean v. U.S. is up (much thanks to the Court’s press office for the heads up!) and the laugh tally has been updated. 259 more words

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The funniest ex-justice

After taking in oral arguments at the Supreme Court Tuesday morning, retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor went to the set of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show… 226 more words

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The funniest justice, week 9: Ginsburg gets giggles

At one point during Tuesday’s oral arguments in Carlsbad Technology v. HIF Bio, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked about the Court’s 1995 case Things Remembered, Inc. 183 more words

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Monday status conference: Budget and stimulus

The Supreme Court continues its four-week vacation, as President Barack Obama and congressional lawmakers continue to wrangle not only over the economic stimulus package, but also the federal budget – something that will require careful negotiation and… 211 more words


The funniest justice, week 8: When the whole world laughed

There was only one day of oral arguments at the Supreme Court this week. And the three cases heard yesterday did not provide much opportunity for laughter in the courtroom (that is, aside from the… 233 more words

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The Funniest Justice, week 7: Serious Supremes

It’s been a busy week at the Supreme Court. Aside from hearing oral arguments, The justices handed down four decisions (more on those here, … 187 more words

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