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Justice Roberts Appearing Soon in Spokes of Your Bicycle


I'm not going to say that what follows below is among the geekiest things I've seen because I don't want the High Court issuing any writs of mandamus against me or anything.

So without any commentary, let me tell you about "Supreme Court baseball cards."

Via the National Law Journal comes news of these new cards, created by "the unconventional law review Green Bag." The first of the "Supreme Court Sluggers" series commemorates Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. as the Court's "pitcher." As the NLJ's Tony Mauro reports:

Roberts is shown in the image of Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown, the famed Chicago Cubs pitcher who, like Roberts, grew up in Indiana. In the background is legendary umpire Bill Klem -- a nod to Roberts' 2005 statement that the Court must strive to be a "fair and unbiased umpire."

On the back of the card, Mauro notes, "are a blizzard of stats, including the number of his opinions, dissents and citations by name by lower courts." Cards on other justices past and present are due to be rolled out in the months ahead.

Collect them all!

Posted by Bruce Carton on November 9, 2009 at 03:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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