Monday, May 18, 2009
“While some of the tales of woe emanating from the court are enough to bring tears to the eyes...
...it is true that only Supreme Court justices and schoolchildren are expected to and do take the entire summer off.”
That was John Roberts' response in 1983 to White House counsel Fred Fielding, who asked Roberts to evaluate a proposal then in circulation to create a kind of super appeals court to assist the Supreme Court with its ostensibly pressing workload. The New Yorker has a lenghty and compelling article about Roberts here, called "No More Mr. Nice Guy." It's certainly worth a read and has lots of inside stories about Roberts.
Speaking of the Supreme Court, it just granted cert in Conrad Black's case to decide the reach of the "honest services fraud" component of the mail fraud statute.
Or, if it's really a slow day, you can check out how much the airport can see when it does "whole body imaging."