October 4, 2010
Today, I had the honor of partaking in the civic duty of jury duty once again. If you’ve never experienced it, imagine waiting in your doctor’s waiting room the whole day instead of just a few minutes — minus the part at the end where you get something to make you feel better.
I wrote a column for the Tampa Tribune several years ago on my first experience with this mind-numbing process lamenting the amount of hours jurors are required sit in a large room on uncomfortable chairs waiting on their name to be called. The lucky ones are those who get to wait the whole day without their name ever being called — sort of sadistic isn’t it?
After that first experience, imagine my surprise this morning when I was in the first group to be pulled out of the large waiting room to go through the actual juror selection process. Regardless of if I was going to be picked or not, I would be getting through this quickly this time!
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August 12, 2010
A timely cartoon in light of a California judge’s recent ruling concerning a voter-approved proposition banning gay marriage:
I think that section is in Article 8, right?
August 5, 2010
It’s official. Elena Kagan has been confirmed by the Senate as the newest Supreme Court Justice.
Here’s a previously-posted clip as a reminder of one of her views in case you mistakenly find yourself caught up in the euphoria of it all:
So much for that whole freedom of speech thing.
July 22, 2010
In light of this week’s earlier news that the Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to send the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate for a vote, here’s an interesting clip displaying Kagan’s previous defense before the Court of the idea that it is OK for the government to have a law allowing the ban of a political book since it has never, in the past, actually used that law to ban a book:
July 2, 2010
“Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.”
– former Chief Justice Warren Burger
July 1, 2010
I hate to keep posting clips from these hearings, but taxpayers are paying for this waste of time:
We are wasting valuable time joking with Supreme Court nominees about Twilight?
June 30, 2010
It’s moments like this that make me love Supreme Court nominee hearings:
She, honestly, can’t answer the question? What’s the point in these hearings if she can’t even answer this?