Folks may recall an argument where Scalia let a lawyer have it for reading his argument:
Lechner’s quite apparent nervousness might well have been explained because, after he had spoken only a few sentences, Justice Antonin Scalia brusquely asked: “You’re not reading this?” Lechner didn’t answer, simply standing silent for a lengthy embarrassed moment.
Today, the Supreme Court heard argument in Shelby County v. Holder. The transcript is very much worth reading.
(Note to lay readers: I attempt to explain the act at issue here about midway down the post if you want some help following the last block quote).
One part is pretty breathtaking. Recall that Justice Scalia [...]
Watching the argument
There are several ways to watch the three hour argument tomorrow beginning at nine without hopping over to High Street and watching it in person.
If you want to watch in your pajamas or from your office, the usual URL for live court broadcast on the court’s site already has a link [...]