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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Snorer In The Court

Apparently, Ms Ginsburg fell asleep on the job. As reported by the AP:

The Supreme Court had put the Texas cases on the fast track, scheduling an unusually long two-hour afternoon session.

The subject matter was extremely technical, and near the end of the argument Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 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.

She snoozed for about 15 mins. Hey, I've been there. But, just out of curiousity, and I mention this only because I dont see this story mentioned anywhere on the HuffPo, what do you suppose the reaction from The Left would be had this been a conservative justice? I think we all know how they would react and how the mainstream media would react.


Blogger joe said...

Funny I cant find this anywhere on The Associated Press website, the only google links I get are to right wing propaganda sites.

I wonder why that is?

4:22 PM  
Blogger joe said...

My mistake, still cant find it under Gina Hollands AP link, but a few other news outlets are printing the whole article.

Sounds amazingly boring and frankly she's too old to be on the court, its one of the reasons I think lifetime appointments are a bad idea.

Term limits would solve this sort of problem right away while also freeing our republic from antiquated restraints.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

Well, it was an AP story. Im not surprised at all though that you couldnt find the story on any serious news outlets besides FOX. Thats where you need to go if you want the whole scoop. Because of their #1 ratings, the lower rated news shows eventually follow their lead and give the story a minimal mention. You would have never known a bunch of ex-soldiers claimed Kerry was a fraud, if FOX hadnt brought it the attention it deserved.

BUT, think about term limits for Justices. In one term a president could wind up repacking almost the entire bench and I dont think any of us want that. At least, not me.

7:45 PM  
Blogger joe said...

Term limits in no way mean per administration, senate races are staggered, and there are no reasons judges couldnt have the same type of system, and term limits doesnt neccessarily mean short either, as judges they could easily get 8 or ten year terms.

Fox is a horrible place for news unless you have some kind of fetish for missing white women. Its nothing but an entertainment channel, only in the aftermath of Katrina did any of them really do any work. Shepard Smith comes to mind. Even then it was all reactionary knee jerk reporting, and we got all kinds of falsehoods, murders and rapes in the superdome for example.

That doesnt give any other news outlets a pass, CNN is probably the most insipid, and MSNBC isnt much better, You have to get the news from multiple outlets to have any kind of idea what the truth may be, and at least 2 of them need to be international or all you get is propaganda.

11:42 AM  

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