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  •  He already knew (5+ / 0-)

    how he was going to rule when he asked that question.

    He was just looking for the distinction to be unravelled on the record, and he wasn't getting what he wanted from Verrilli.

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    by fladem on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 11:55:18 AM PDT

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    •  We have to assume this case was read up on.. (1+ / 0-)
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      They knew it was coming, they probably read the law as soon as the first suit came up..

      •  fladem's point (2+ / 0-)
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        ozsea1, tikkun

        is that the Court had - all of them, as they should - read all the briefs prior to the oral arguments and specifically  Roberts's question.

        So it's hard to think Roberts didn't know the question to ask and the answer he wanted (or that it mattered much, actually).

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        by Clem Yeobright on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 06:54:02 PM PDT

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