Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday news and notes

1.  Donald Trump made a joke about Justice Scalia’s wife being busy. Via USA Today:
Amid introducing the awardees of the nation's highest civilian honor, some online noticed the president seemed to include a joke about Scalia's virility.

Trump welcomed Scalia's wife, Maureen, and their nine children who attended the White House ceremony. After reading the names of each of the nine children, Trump seemed to slip in a joke about the couple's sex life.

"You were very busy. Wow," the president said, causing those in the room to chuckle. "Wow. I always knew I liked him."
2.  Stephen Colbert interviews Justice Sotomayor. Here it is on YouTube.

3.  Trump’s nominee to fill Justice Kavanaugh’s spot on the D.C. Circuit is a defender of dwarf tossing.  From MotherJones:  “Add to that list Neomi Rao, Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the powerful DC Circuit, who has written at least two law review articles and a blog post in which she defended dwarf-tossing.”

4.   The Florida Supreme Court says that judges and lawyers can be Facebook friends.  Here’s the article.


Anonymous said...

4...can be Facebook friends?

"For newly elected or appointed judges who have existing Facebook accounts, I encourage deactivation of those accounts," Justice Jorge Labarga wrote in a Florida Supreme Court decision that ruled Facebook friendships between attorneys and judges aren't enough for disqualification.

Crime Pays said...

Labarga would never be my facebook friend anyhow.

Anonymous said...

DOM is correct. I think the import of the opinion is that judges "can" but "shouldn't."