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[Puzzleblogger Kevan Choset, January 10, 2006 at 11:41am] Trackbacks
Supreme Order II:

By what rule have I ordered the Supreme Court Justices below?

  • Breyer

  • Marshall

  • Woods

  • Stewart

  • Stevens

  • Blackmun

  • Kennedy

Ira B. Matetsky (mail):
Marshall on this list is Thurgood, not John. If Alito is confirmed, he will fall between Marshall and Woods.
1.10.2006 12:50pm
Kevan Choset (mail):
Ira's hints are correct.
1.10.2006 1:00pm
BDG (mail):
By circuit where they were a judge before joining the Court.
1.10.2006 1:01pm
Shorty (mail):
Reverse alphabetical order by first name.
1.10.2006 1:26pm
just another court reporter:
Good looks. Clearly.
1.10.2006 1:30pm
anonyMoses (mail) (www):
These fine freaks are ordered from least to most back hair...as they should be.
1.10.2006 1:32pm
Charlie (Colorado) (mail):
Alphabetical order in Cyrillic.
1.10.2006 1:55pm
Steve Lubet (mail):
There is no "W" in Cyrillic
1.10.2006 2:06pm
Greedy Clerk (mail):
Good looks?

By order of circuit where the were judges prior to appointment to Supreme Court.

I got one, I finally got one.
1.10.2006 2:39pm
Just John:
Better-tasting brands of ice cream (with a six-way tie for last).
1.10.2006 2:41pm
Cheburashka (mail):
Likelihood that they will ever enter my kitchen.
1.10.2006 2:51pm
JB:
Number of times they have been in my kitchen.

Acutally, if you count TV appearances (my tv was once in my kitchen), then Breyer, Stevens, and Kennedy have all been in my kitchen. (Alito would have, but I moved my tv before he got nominated).
1.10.2006 4:44pm
Hoosier:
You /can/ get a W-sound in Cyrillic by beginning with a long "U" and then going directly into the vowel. "Woods" is more of a challenge than, say, Washington, I admit. I'd make it "Uadz." (OO-uh-dz)

Doesn't work alphabetically for the above list, however.
1.10.2006 4:46pm
18 USC 1030 (mail):
Is it time served on Circuit prior to SCOTUS?
1.10.2006 6:07pm
Noah Klein (mail):

Age when they became a justice.
1.10.2006 7:01pm
Noah Klein (mail):
I checked it out and I'm wrong.
1.10.2006 7:12pm
Cheburashka (mail):
You /can/ get a W-sound in Cyrillic by beginning with a long "U" and then going directly into the vowel. "Woods" is more of a challenge than, say, Washington, I admit. I'd make it "Uadz." (OO-uh-dz)

Doesn't work alphabetically for the above list, however.


I thought, from reading Bulgakov, that foreign "W"'s were generally represented in Cyrillic (and prounced in Russian) as "V"'s ("B"'s)? But this is definitely a question for a native speaker.
1.11.2006 2:09pm