Mansfield Fox

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

"Gimme Two Bees for a Dime," We'd Say

Professor Bainbridge points to Justice Stevens' wacky-old-man dissent in the interstate wine case as evidence that the Court's second-most senior justice is "now completely past it."

It seems to me that, so long as his opinions sound like the words of a cranky octogenarian, it means that we're still OK, because Justice Stevens is still basically in charge of his own opinions. When his opinions start to sound reasonable and with-it again, that's when we'll know we're in trouble, 'cause it'll mean that his clerks have taken over and the inmates are completely running the asylum.