Green Bag Teaser: A Justice Breyer Bobblehead On The Way?

December 27th, 2012

The Green Bag Bobbleheads are moving from my alma matter of George Mason University School of Law to Washington, D.C. Here is the official notice:

Bobblehead forum conveniens: On January 2, 2013, our bobbleheadquarters will move downtown, to the Washington, DC office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. The firm has generously offered the bobbleheads a home base close to the Court where their role models work. We hope our many friends who work in or visit DC will appreciate the chance to stop by such a convenient address when they have a certificate to exchange for a bobblehead. All the terms of bobblehead certificates remain in force except: (1) the number to call for an appointment to exchange a certificate for a bobblehead has been changed to (202) 383-5300, and (2) the address to which you should go at the appointed time has been changed to O’Melveny & Myers LLP, 1625 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC. Here is our interpretation (directed by Cattleya Concepcion) of the move, featuring Joshua Cumby performing Dukas’s L’apprenti sorcier, and, of course, the bobbleheads.

To commemorate this move, the posted this enchanting video, titled “Bobbleheads and the Right to Travel: Applying Saenz v. Roe to Ceramics” (see Justice Thomas’s dissenting opinion for one of the first writings to take the Privileges or Immunities Clause seriously).


But at the end of the video, during the credits, there is this gem.


Several justices are thanked: Stevens, O’Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer. One of these is not like the other?

Justice Breyer is the only Justice on the list not to have a bobblehead. But, he is due for a bobblehead.

The Green Bag has taken a somewhat unorthodox approach to Bobblehead releases, but the most recent additions have been Ginsburg, Thomas, and Souter. Chronologically, Breyer is due.

So, look out for the SGB bobblehead. What will he have? A copy of the House Reports (he loves legislative history)!

See, this is why you never leave a movie early.

Also, do watch Justice Ginsburg’s bobblehead opera.