OT-but this is absolutely fascinating. Apparently, Judge Walton in U.S. vs. Libby just accused Mssrs. Barnett et al. of submitting an amicus brief for an improper purpose, i.e. intimidating the judge.
Got a link? Interesting...
Robbin: going back to appointments clause. Your honor has received an amicus brief.
Walton: With all due respect, these are intelligent people, but I would not accept this brief from a first year law student. I believe this was put out to put pressure on this court in the public sphere to rule as you wish. [Reggie pissed]
Robbins: These 12 schoars believe this is a close question.
Walton: If I had gotten something more of substance from them, maybe.
Really? I always thought he was rather conservative, just not paleolithically so.