October 6, 2009

Are you happy with your new seats?

Some of the Justices of the Supreme Court had new seats as the new Term opened yesterday. That's because seniority dictates the arrangement, and we've got a new Justice:
Thomas chatted frequently with new seatmate Scalia, and he and Justice Stephen G. Breyer spent time looking from their new vantage points at something on the ceiling.

Likewise, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg frequently talked to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, as she now sits to his immediate left.
Nice to know that Clarence loves Nino and Ruth loves Tony, but who are they not talking to — other than Thomas not talking to Breyer? Ginsburg's other seatmate is Samuel Alito, and I'm too lazy to figure out who Thomas was stuck sitting next to before the move.

Do I like to see them happy with their seating positions? Not really. I think there should be more turnover of the seats, so they shouldn't be too comfortable. Whether they are comfortable or not, I think the seating will reshuffle again soon enough.

9 comments:

AllenS said...

Musical chairs would liven things up.

MadisonMan said...

They should all change seats when a lawyer makes a point that is either laughably good or laughably bad, and let the lawyer wonder which it is.

Peter V. Bella said...
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Cabbage said...

Nice to know that Clarence loves Nino and Ruth loves Tony, but who are they not talking to — other than Thomas not talking to Breyer?

I've heard Thomas say that, amongst the Other Eight, he's closest (not proximally) to Breyer.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Seat limits.

HokiePundit said...

What we need to know is whether they just changed positions or whether they actually switched chairs as well. Would you want to sit in Souter's groove?

madawaskan said...

Sorta O/T-

Greg Craig, the top in-house lawyer for President Barack Obama, is getting the blame for botching the strategy to shut down Guantanamo Bay prison by January — so much so that he’s expected to leave the White House in short order.

Read more: politico

Bissage said...

Where’s a whoopee cushion when you need one?

Joe said...

I was thinking that they should all have seats with holes carved in them for their massive balls, but they don't have any so it doesn't matter. What a bunch of arrogant chickenshits.