It’s hard to believe in ‘natural selection’ when the product of 10 generations of American jurisprudence is a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who quotes Bob Dylan in a Court opinion. Granted, it’s better than Breyer citing South African law as precedent, and Roberts is miles ahead of Souter or Thomas, but isn’t this a little unserious? I’m all for having fun – that’s what Spring Break and frat parties are for – but can we expect adults to act like adults when they don black robes? I find this cavalier, and would feel doubly so, if I were the losing party in this case. (That particulars of said case are irrelevant to my point, so I shall ignore them.) The majesty of the law requires sobriety, and the generation now in power is gthe most un-sober in our history. Their casualness in all things, except defense of their right to self-expression, is as evident here as it is anywhere. Bob Dylan, indeed!
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