“I don’t know what kind of product has particular satanic susceptibility.”

January 10th, 2011

Maybe Chief Justice Roberts recently watched Little Nicky? In Matrixx Initiatives v. Siracusano, Chief Justice Roberts had this satanic exchange:

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: Well, you just told me that it would be enough if somebody says that there’s a satanic, you know, impact on this, because a reasonable investor would say there are enough crazy people out there that this is going to affect the price.

MR. FREDERICK: What I said was if the product was one that might be, you know, attractive in some way to people who had that particular following. think you have to link up the product with the nature of the complaint and the effect of the importance of the information –

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: So it matters whether — I don’t know what kind of product has particular satanic susceptibility -( Laughter.)

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: — but I mean, are you saying it matters if it’s something that — that Satan’s not going to be interested in? I don’t understand. (Laughter.)


CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: I don’t mean to be facetious, but your way of distinguishing the satanic product is that it depends on whether people who follow satanic cults are going to be interested or not. I mean

It’s always fun taking SCOTUS quotes out of context.