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Day: January 21, 2013

Justice Sotomayor Also Went To New York To Appear On The Daily Show

So she didn’t just ask the Vice President to reschedule his oath for a book signing. She was going to New York to film a spot with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. I knew the book signing (which attracted only 200) could be rescheduled. Jon Stewart, not so easy. Especially Jennifer Lopez appearing tomorrow and Christopher Walken on Thursday. The episode is airing right now, though I doubt it was filmed yesterday.  I saw on Twitter that Stewart told her that she “is now in one of the most secure jobs in the country.”   Update: You know, it seems from the video the she recorded the interview on Monday. They mentions swearing in Biden twice. Or, they filmed it in advance, and made it seem like it was filmed Monday (when it was to be aired). That would be a lot of travelling. Sunday morning swearing in Biden. Sunday afternoon to NYC. Sunday night go back to DC. Monday afternoon inauguration. Monday afternoon back to NYC for interview on Daily Show. Monday night back to DC for the Court on Tuesday morning (I’m not sure if she was present for the handdown). In any event, I withdraw my comment above. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full...

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The First Family’s Smartphones

This is a perfect shot. The entire first family is staring down at their phones. Though, I wonder who is sending the first family emails on inauguration day? Sasha is thinking. “Dammit, Twitter is down. Thanks, Dad!” H/T SportSlant   Share...

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President and Chief Justice Sign Martin Luther King Bible

Via Mike Memoli, NBC Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell tweets that Martin Luther King Jr.’s Family asked the President and Chief Justice to sign MLK’s bible. And they both did. Wow. [tweet]  Update: ABC News has more: ABC’s Avery Miller reports President Obama and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts signed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Bible today, at the request of the family. In his life time, it was King’s “traveling Bible,” according to the Presidential Inaugural Committee. “An avid reader who was constantly on the road, Dr. King typically traveled with a selection of books that included this Bible,” the PIC wrote in a statement about the Bible written when they announced Obama would use it in his ceremony. “It was used for inspiration and preparing sermons and speeches, including during Dr. King’s time as pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.”   Share...

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Scalia The Originalist: His Skullcap is a Replica of the One Sir Thomas More Wore

University of Richmond LawProf Kevin Walsh writes: The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia. We presented it to him in November 2010 as a memento of his participation in our 27th annual Red Mass and dinner.   I kinda see the resemblance. H/T Michelle Olson Update: Walsh talks to ABC News: To find that answer, ABC’s Sarah Parnass spoke with Scalia’s former clerk, Kevin Walsh. Walsh, who now teaches at University of Richmond School of Law, said the association of Catholic lawyers to which he belongs, St. Thomas More Society of Richmond Va., presented Scalia with the hat in 2010. The hat is a replica of one worn by St. Thomas More in his most iconic portrait, done by Hans Holbein, according to Walsh. When giving Justice Scalia the hat, the members of the St. Thomas More Society thought it would be a nice memento. “If nothing else it would be suitable for university functions,” Scalia said. Walsh said the significance of Scalia’s wearing the hat likely doesn’t go beyond function. In the past, Scalia has worn a skull cap, much like the one Justice Breyer sported today. But the skull cap doesn’t have earflaps – the More hat does. “That one’s warmer,” Walsh said, comparing...

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Josh Blackman

Josh is an Associate Professor of Law at the Houston College of Law who specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare (2013) and Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

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