DjTj Posted October 28, 2005 Share Posted October 28, 2005 My law school class took a field trip today to the Supreme Court, and we got to speak with Justice Thomas for about an hour and a half. He was actually the person that told me about Harriet Meirs withdrawing her nomination. Most importantly, he was cool. Surprisingly cool. First, he has a TV in his office so he can watch football without going home. He was at the USC-Notre Dame game. He complained to us about the cheap shot U.Va.'s Brad Butler put on BC's Mathius Kiwanuka. He also answered our questions with an inordinate number of football analogies. When asked about the difference between being a Circuit Court Judge and a Supreme Court Justice, he said that there is a lot of pressure to be right when you are the court of last resort. He compared this to playing cornerback when the safeties are playing up close to the line - you have to play perfect because there's nobody to back you up. When asked about the judicial confirmation process, he said that it had become too contentious, and unfortunately, many good people are no longer willing to be judges. He compared this to facing a defense with hard-hitting safeties and linebackers. Even good wide receivers become afraid to go through the middle ... he also did this while crouching and looking his head left and right - had our whole class laughing out loud. When asked about public opinion and media reporting, he said that unfortunately most newspapers have an agenda, so he doesn't usually read newspapers anymore, especially not the New York Times. He compared the Times writing about him to the Cavalier Daily writing about Hokies football. I'm not sure what I expected, but I didn't expect Justice Thomas to be so much fun ... ... there's just one problem ... ... he's a Cowboys fan. No wonder everyone hates him. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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