September 13th, 2008

Errors In Risk Management

First You Kick All The Lawyers Off The Supreme Court

For all you lawyer-haters out there, I have a modest proposal.  How about we stop appointing lawyers to the Supreme Court?  There's nothing in the Constitution that says the job is only for lawyers.

Think of how this will simplify the Senate hearings:

Senator: What is your understanding of the scope of the Commerce Clause?

Nominee: I haven't got to that part yet.

Besides, opposing counsels are always glad to explain the law to the Justices.  All the Justices have to do is vote on which explanation makes more sense.  

Well, and they have to write opinions.  But their clerks, I'm told, are glad to do it for them.

Try to imagine a nine-Justice court,
where no one knows how to define a tort.