Thursday, March 02, 2006

Can Justice Ginsburg vote on a case if she was asleep during the oral arguments related to it?
High Court Tackles Political Boundry [sic] Case

…The Supreme Court had put the Texas cases on the fast track, scheduling an unusually long two-hour afternoon session.

The subject matter was extremely technical, and near the end of the argument Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dozed in her chair. Justices David Souter and Samuel Alito, who flank the 72-year-old, looked at her but did not give her a nudge...

Seriously, I’d like to know. Any reader with knowledge of federal/SCOTUS judicial protocol is encouraged to leave a comment with the answer.


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