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I made this graph by examining the oral argument transcript and counting the number of lines occupied by questions from each judge.
Posted on Dec 10, 2011 at 01:11 PM | Permalink
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0% Thomas! Per the usual.
Dec 10, 2011 at 02:33 PM
It would be equally interesting to get a breakdown for each party, since Justices pretty reliably ask more questions of the side they are going to vote against. By that metric, my rough feel is that Mayo is toast.
Dec 10, 2011 at 03:35 PM
Re-title the graphic to "# of Lines" from "Time Spent" (unless you have a solid correlation between what you measure and what you are proclaiming).
Dec 10, 2011 at 03:51 PM
Justices pretty reliably ask more questions of the side they are going to vote against.
Dec 10, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Well, with Steven's gone, it's obvious that Breyer is really struggling to find a legal rationalization for his past views especially in Labcorp.
Which goes to support my theory that it was really Steven's that had the libs in such an anti patent mood.
Like the Don would say, "Tattaglia was a pimp. But I didn't know until this day in was Barzini all along."
Actual Inventor |
Dec 10, 2011 at 04:56 PM
See, e.g., http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1373965
Dec 10, 2011 at 05:52 PM
Sob ... sob ... my backend hurts a lot!!!
Dec 10, 2011 at 07:40 PM
That's what happens when you talk and pass gas out the same end.
MM's Backend |
Dec 10, 2011 at 08:24 PM
I wonder if he is like that during conferences as well? Anyone know?
Ned Heller |
Dec 11, 2011 at 04:15 AM
Well I guess you've said it yourself a million times. You have two ears and one mouth. That must make Him a very understanding man of very few words.
Dec 11, 2011 at 05:05 AM
And of course a GRAY area.
Dec 11, 2011 at 05:09 AM
So now because that Gray area got to see and maybe even mess up my File, has no right to keep me from seeing the File... AFTER ALL it is my File! So in 1998 when I gave the Files to an Atty, and when I last saw the FILE CONTENTS DATA PAGE, Gray was on it, and that was also in 1999. And that Atty gave me back my Files also in 1999? By golly, I must be on to something.
I would guess around content #10 or #11 on the list. I really can't be sure if it is one of those #s on the list. But it was right around that area.
A couple more Days and I will be able to get a Copy. That will be a good thing.
Dec 11, 2011 at 05:48 AM
Judging by the way Judges are is a good thing. People are also different. For example you find something out, and on top of that you find out other things. You tend to weigh what is more important... Justice or knowing who you are. Obviously justice is more important. And after a while knowledge of who you are is not important to you anymore because it wasn't important to them until there was more that knowing who you were. Justice is way more important. I don't even think who a person was is important anymore.. That is now boring! Justice is not.
You know as in having bore a hole in a persons Heart. There is no Heart left to feel that knowing who you are makes a difference. My Heart is for my small circle that I have left.
Dec 11, 2011 at 06:25 AM
Maybe Thomas just falls asleep during the proceedings? Someone should poke him with a stick to make sure he's awake.
Dec 11, 2011 at 10:33 AM
This seems roughly consistent with the Justices' tendencies in just about every case, patent cases in particular. Breyer often goes for the long-winded hypothetical questions and the mini-speeches that aren't really questions. Ginsburg and Alito are more vocal in other types of cases...
Dec 11, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Dec 11, 2011 at 04:15 PM
Thomas, sleeping? C'mon...his eyes are OPEN!
He doesn't want to hear Breyer's 40% pie-chart babble or Kennedy's 12%. He wants to hear what the parties' suits have to say.
(Besides, he's daydreaming about Anita Hill.)
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Dec 11, 2011 at 08:54 PM
Interesting. Thanks, TJ.
Dec 12, 2011 at 02:26 AM
Let's see what the results were for Justice Thomas:
Dec 12, 2011 at 09:20 AM
said in reply :-0 That was funny though.
Sadly his darkest hour.. |
Dec 12, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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