Thursday, April 20, 2006

Yes, Virginia, Irony is Dead

During oral argument for a case before the court on whether defendants are entitled to only the right to an attornye or more specifically to an attorney of their choosing, Chief Justice Roberts observed that "there are hundreds of thousands of lawyers" and perhaps it's likely that a criminal defendant that had to settle for his second choice would be just as well represented as he would be by his first choice.

An ironic observation coming from a man nominated by a President and confirmed by a Republican majority that is ready to employ the nuclear option if it doesn't get its way with judicial nominations.
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