Orin made it 250 words before the Court interrupted him in Davis v. US

March 21st, 2011

That’s a lengthy opening from a cold bench.┬áRespondent only got in 100 words.

Plus there was one funny moment during Orin’s argument:

JUSTICE SCALIA: There was still not the argument you should overrule the prior case, period, with no effort to show why you could come out that way without overruling the prior cases. I just don’t know –

MR.KERR: Those arguments, I agree, Justice Scalia, are rare. At the same time they are important arguments. It is an — it is an alternative argument –

JUSTICE SCALIA: I’m saying they’re nonexistent. I’m not saying they’re rare.

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: The difference between zero and remote.

(Laughter.)