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Ineffective attempts at humor Friday

Exhibit 1:  Justice Antonin Scalia Justice Antonin Scalia’a empty-headed remark that it was refreshing to have a spectator in the courtroom scream about gay marriage supporters burning in hell is called shocking and ugly by Jeffrey Toobin in the New Yorker. ...

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Future of marriage at SCOTUS today

‘Obergefell v. Hodges,’ at last In case you’ve been on vacation—on Mars—you know that today is a very important day at SCOTUS—the same-sex marriage cases, for which the court has allotted two and one-half hours.  SCOTUSblog reports that just after the petitioner’s ...

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McShane on courtroom protocol

Seth Leventhal reports on his blog, Minnesota Litigator, that Hennepin County bench and bar had a joint CLE to discuss what bugs them about the other. The complaionts from each side basically boil down to “don’t be a stupid idiot,” he said.  It ...

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