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Whatever You Call Them, Make Sure It's Not Scalito

Used to be that SCOTUS advocates had trouble telling Justices O'Connor and Ginsberg apart, often calling one of these women by the other's name.  That problem has been eliminated now that O'Connor has departed the bench, but with the appointment of Alito, there's a new opportunity for confusion.  As Howard Bashman writes in his column, "Scalia-Alito is the New O'Connor Ginsburg," Court watchers and advocates have been confusing Alito and Scalia. 
Bashman wonders whether "any organization plans to provide these two jurists with T–shirts stating "I'm Scalia, not Alito" and "I'm Alito, not Scalia," and fears for the first lawyer who commits the truly huge gaffe of referring to either one of them as "Justice Scalito."

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on May 22, 2006 at 02:54 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)


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