Breyer Violates Godwin’s Law

October 2nd, 2012

Justice Breyer missed “Talk like a pirate” by a few days in his blatant violation of Godwin’s Law–asking if Hitler is a pirate!

┬áJUSTICE BREYER: Well, it doesn’t mean that. It doesn’t mean that, but if the — what is the question we’re asking. If, when the statute was passed, it applied to pirates, the question to me is who are today’s pirates. And if Hitler isn’t a pirate, who is? And if, in fact, an equivalent torturer or dictator who wants to destroy an entire race in his own country is not the equivalent of today’s pirate, who is? And we have treaties that say there is universal jurisdiction. Other countries take it.

From Kiobel.

And amazingly, there is a Hitler Pirate Downfall Meme video. Hilarious!