November 10, 2004

Supreme Court Bingo

John at Texas Best Grok adds his entry to the game all lawyers and politics types have been playing this week: pick the next Supreme Court justice. Now while Tradesports does have a market on who will be the next one to leave (and the "Rehnquist is next" contract is trading at $85, BTW), they've yet to put up a market on who will get the next appointment.

I would only make two additions to John's excellent list (and can you imagine Richard Posner on the Supreme Court? Not only would he shoulder his full load and that of others, he would still find time to raise prize orchids, make millions on the high-stakes celebrity bridge tourneys in Vegas, write excellent literary criticism and works of analytical jurisprudence, all the while running his private detective agency where he solves murders befuddling the Chicago PD with Max, his loveable yet oafish sidekick, and their talking robotic Honda Hybrid named H.O.L.M.E.S.):

Viet Dinh
John Yoo

If I were to bet on it, I'd put my money on Mr. Dinh (a former O'Connor clerk). Trust the LLamas on this one.

But Posner would be cool, if anything just to have a kick ass Supreme Court Justice solving crimes and bringing the neighborhood together, all the while preserving the environment by promoting a new generation of energy efficient crime fighting talking robotic cars.

Posted by Steve at November 10, 2004 05:23 PM | TrackBack

um, since you're the only blog I've read that mentions him, I just have to say this. "Viet Dinh" was also the name of my very gay college roommate who wrote for The Washington Blade when we first graduated from college.

I've been dying to tell people this for years, but no ever mentioned him before.

Posted by: mapgirl at November 11, 2004 09:01 PM

He was a driving force behind the Patriot Act.

Posted by: Van at November 12, 2004 12:42 PM
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