The Campaign For DA

12.04.2007

Obscure Legal Humor?


Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Snyder v. Louisiana where a guy was given the death penalty by an all white jury after the Government struck all five prospective black jurors. (The government and the defense are allowed to strike a certain number of people from the jury panel for any reason so long as they don't do it for racial reasons. A person is struck "for cause" when they are deemed to be unfair by the judge.) The above is an excerpt from the oral argument.

I don't think I've ever looked at judge and said "Are you crazy?"

And Scalia is so funny about death.