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After a brief respite, I am back with the latest round up of the blawgosphere’s must-read posts and articles:

“If liberals have been disappointed with recent Court decisions, imagine how dreary constitutional conditions would be had Republicans competently selected justices to implement their preferred judicial vision.”

“[S]ix of the nine justices on the current court are Roman Catholic. That’s half of the 12 Catholics who have ever served on the court. Only seven Jews have ever served, and two of them are there now. Depending on the Stevens replacement, there may be no Protestants left on the court at all in a majority Protestant nation where, for decades and generations, all of the justices were Protestant.”

“I like my wine French, my beer German, my vodka Russian, and my judicial system American.”

“Someone once told me there were more than 100 law review articles criticizing my analogy [of judges to umpires]. Nobody likes to be told that the area they are studying is simpler than it looks.”

“It is not much fun to go because you put on a black robe and march in and you’re seated in the front row, (you) put your hands in your lap and have no expression on your face throughout the proceedings. You can clap when the president comes in and when he leaves and that’s it. It’s very awkward.”

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