Thursday, April 9, 2009

Playing ball at the Highest Court in the Land

One of my favorite legal blogs to read lately is Hunter's Query, the blog of the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the BYU Law School. Shawn Nevers, the blog's author, always has some brief but interesting things to say. Sometimes it's academic, but it is often entertaining.

Last week he drew my attention to a Salt Lake Tribune article about a the infamous Supreme Court gymnasium, located above the Supreme Court chambers. (I genuinely thought this was a urban legend until I visited the Supreme Court building.) The article had quotes from couple BYU Law grads and professors who clerked for Supreme Court justices, and it's pretty entertaining. The best part is Justice Clarence Thomas' assertion that Supreme Court justices never play H-O-R-S-E. They play H-A-B-E-U-S C-O-R-P-U-S.

Photo credit: Balakov.