Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby ph14 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:34 pm

crossarmant wrote:While Scalia is at least readable, I feel like he's the Oscar the Grouch of Supreme Court Justices. Whenever there is anyone who disagrees with him, he has to go into a stodgy 50 page dissent about why he is angry... every damn time.


I mean, that's like half his entertainment value.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby crossarmant » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:08 pm

ph14 wrote:
crossarmant wrote:While Scalia is at least readable, I feel like he's the Oscar the Grouch of Supreme Court Justices. Whenever there is anyone who disagrees with him, he has to go into a stodgy 50 page dissent about why he is angry... every damn time.


I mean, that's like half his entertainment value.


Oh, agreed. However, everytime I read them this is all I hear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyBlOe2cT1Y

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby jcschrock » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:54 am

Felix Frankfurter, based solely on the name.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby kasparov » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:59 am

For grandiose historical awesomeness - Marshall.

For "How do you look your colleagues in the eye after calling them stupid for 15 pages?" - Scalia. Just got done reading an establishment clause case where he basically ends his dissent in prayer.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby sknight323 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:02 am

Stevens. I had to take a class on the contracts clause. Reading all the old K clause jurisprudence will make you hate Marshall and his colleagues really, really quick.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Cupidity » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:16 am

Brennan. Human Dignity Bitch.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby vpintz » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:24 am

jcschrock wrote:Felix Frankfurter, based solely on the name.


kasparov wrote:For grandiose historical awesomeness - Marshall.

For "How do you look your colleagues in the eye after calling them stupid for 15 pages?" - Scalia. Just got done reading an establishment clause case where he basically ends his dissent in prayer.

Aaaaall of this. Scalia provides the lulz. Marshall provides the awesome. Frankfurter...brings the derpy!lulz.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:30 am

kasparov wrote:For grandiose historical awesomeness - Marshall.

For "How do you look your colleagues in the eye after calling them stupid for 15 pages?" - Scalia. Just got done reading an establishment clause case where he basically ends his dissent in prayer.


lol
can we get the citation

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby NYC Law » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:34 am

Louis Brandeis and it isn't even close.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:37 am

Look at this fuckin hipster:

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby 071816 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:40 am

Flips88 wrote:Look at this fuckin hipster:

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LOL

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:41 am

Also love me some Oliver Wendell Holmes:
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ETA: we've read a lot of him in First Amendment plus his I enjoyed him calling bullshit in his dissent in Lochner

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:43 pm

Flips88 wrote:Also love me some Oliver Wendell Holmes:
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ETA: we've read a lot of him in First Amendment plus his I enjoyed him calling bullshit in his dissent in Lochner

I liked his valiant endorsement of eugenics.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby TommyK » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:51 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Also love me some Oliver Wendell Holmes:
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ETA: we've read a lot of him in First Amendment plus his I enjoyed him calling bullshit in his dissent in Lochner

I liked his valiant endorsement of eugenics.


I liked his valiant endorsement of awesome facial hair. Jesus, that is a great mustache.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Dicta in a Box » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:50 pm

Scalia, brah.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:55 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:I liked his valiant endorsement of eugenics.

Yeah that whole "three generations of imbeciles is enough" thing. Horrible decision and reasoning obviously. Though I think it's pretty tough to find any justice that didn't write something fucking retarded. Even the revered John Marshall wrote Johnson v. M'Intosh where he completely justified the genocide of Native Americans. I mean Scalia has some quirky (sometimes absurd opinions) like dissenting in Lawrence v. Texas.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby goodolgil » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:21 pm

Like Scalia for everything but his crim pro opinions. Intellectually dishonest tripe, those are.

I'd say favorite is probably Brennan.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Ignatius J. Reilly » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:37 pm

JPS for sure. Love the bow tie. Plus I agreed with him most of the time.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Younger Abstention » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:40 am

Kennedy

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby snailio » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:27 am

Joseph Story back in the day, he was Marshall's brains.


Scalia without a doubt now.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:34 am

Rehnquist really makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. On a more serious note I enjoy reading Easterbrook opinions, but he is the 7th circuit.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby portaprokoss » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:33 pm

Sherman Minton.

. . . I have my reasons.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Transferthrowaway » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:45 pm

Justice White. He was basically the real-life version of the "Most Interesting Man in the World" commercial.

-Nicknamed Whizzer
-College Class President
-All-American Football Player at UC-Boulder (Also played baseball and basketball for the school)
-Rhodes Scholar
-NFL player (3x All-Pro)
-Won two bronze stars in WWII
-Deputy Attorney General

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Ripple6783 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:35 am

crossarmant wrote:While Scalia is at least readable, I feel like he's the Oscar the Grouch of Supreme Court Justices. Whenever there is anyone who disagrees with him, he has to go into a stodgy 50 page dissent about why he is angry... every damn time.


If you were right all the time, you'd want everyone to know about it too.

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Re: Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Postby Paichka » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:33 am

It's hard to pick...I like the ones with personality.

Justice Jackson for his opinions, and the fact that he swanned off to Nuremburg for a term to prosecute some Nazis.

The 1950s-era Courts were the best, IMHO. Minton, Reed, and Burton were known as "The Battalion of Death" because they so rarely voted to overturn convictions. Douglas was a womanizer and married a woman 40 years his junior. Black was a former member of the KKK (for political reasons, IIRC) who had a long-running feud with Jackson. Frankfurter used to write these long memos harassing his colleagues about deciding things too broadly, and would talk for hours during conferences.

I rarely agree with the man, but I like reading Scalia's opinions; he's a funny guy. Alito occasionally brings the chuckles -- his recent Jones concurrence was kind of hilarious.




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