Wednesday, May 03, 2006

New Court Order

It seems Chief Justice John Roberts is laying down a new rule on the bench, with lawyers saying the Supreme Court is more civil and efficient than ever.
In common with every other Supreme Court specialist contacted for this article, Professor Lazarus [of Georgetown University Law Center] listed several obvious changes. "They're not stepping on each other," he said of the justices. "They take longer before someone asks the first question. They give the lawyers more time to answer."
Lawyers with enough time to make an opening statement, that is an improvement. How great is it that the commeonsensical is almost never practicable in the real world?