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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate same-sex marriage ceremony

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the first member of the high court to preside over a same-sex marriage ceremony on Saturday, when she officiates the vows between Kennedy Center president Michael M. Kaiser, a close friend, and economist John Roberts. According to the Washington Post, Ginsburg will…

And if it weren’t for Hamilton, John Roberts would be making $1500 a year as Chief Justice

Via TBogg, Jeffrey Toobin describes John Roberts in terms that would surely have struck fear into the hearts of the founding fathers contemplating the judiciary: In every major case since he became the nation’s seventeenth Chief Justice, Roberts has sided with the prosecution over the defendant, the state over the…

To CNN’s John Roberts: I feel your aging pain, man

I was watching CNN’s American Morning yesterday, and hosts/reporters John Roberts, Alina Cho and Erica Hill were discussing the ridiculous claim by Ty toys that its Malia and Sasha dolls don’t have anything to do with the Obama children. It’s a coincidence, says the company and that the names for…

Language pedantry: UR DOING IT WRONG

Steven Pinker should be given a weekly column in the New York Times to write about the foibles of language pedants and why they’re usually wrong, for two major reasons: 1) He’s good at it. 2) It would occupy his time so that he’d have less of it for pushing…

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