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Justice Scalia on OSU Law School

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    StowCbusCleveland
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    Apparently Supreme Court Justice Scalia isn’t big on OSU Law School. The money quote:

    “I wouldn’t have hired Jeff Sutton,” Justice Scalia said. “For God’s sake, he went to Ohio State! And he’s one of the very best law clerks I ever had.”

    I see a new marketing campaign for Moritz: “OSU Law, surprisingly not awful!”

    http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/05/19/copy/capscalia.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

    #274039

    I just read this in the Dispatch. Scalia is fat slob. Who cares what he thinks.

    #274040

    Jim Lauwers
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    The entirety of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, I would think.

    #274041

    gramarye
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    Oh, snap.

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    JimL2 wrote >>
    The entirety of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, I would think.

    “The entirety of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches” was on pins and needles, unable to control the anticipation and suspense of waiting to find out what Scalia thinks of OSU law grads?

    I would think…

    #274043

    L.I. to Buckeye
    Participant

    I’m guessing this may have been tongue-in-cheek. Scalia is known for his sarcasm and off-beat sense of humor.

    #274044

    Jim Lauwers
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    mitchellosu wrote >>
    …suspense of waiting to find out what Scalia thinks of OSU law grads?

    Oh, was that your question? You might want to be more specific next time. Or do they not teach basic communication at OSU? (blam!)

    Okay, so, who cares what a Supreme Court justice thinks of OSU law grads? Brief list since it’s only 7:30am: Anyone who is thinking of going into constitutional law, runs a law firm that specializes in constitutional law, or is thinking of hiring a lawyer to represent their case to the Supreme Court–or for that matter, a case that might eventually make it to the Supreme Court (specially if they’re interested in winning). Anyone at the school who teaches constitutional law or pre-law, the dean of Moritz, the OSU board of regents, alumni donors, probably the city and state governments given how much money the school brings in, anyone who publishes a regular guide to choosing a law school. Jeff Sutton. You could probably widen this list to include “all current and future trial lawyers,” but to be fair I don’t think Kevin Kurgis is going to be too choked up.

    Most of all, it sounds like you do. I appreciate the flippancy of saying “fuck that guy he’s fat,” but seriously. You can’t pretend to disregard the importance of a Supreme Court justice’s opinion about future happenings in the Supreme Court simply because he’s fat and likes cheetos*. You’re going to end up looking like someone who is either ignorant of the court’s importance, or trying way too hard to hide the tears.


    * Note this opinion of his is not important; this is just trivia.

    #274045

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Where is Don King? Someone needs to book the Antonin Scalia/Tucker Max speaking tour.

    #274046

    Look at that puckerface.

    JimL2 wrote >>

    mitchellosu wrote >>
    …suspense of waiting to find out what Scalia thinks of OSU law grads?

    I appreciate the flippancy of saying “fuck that guy he’s fat,” but seriously.

    I also called him a slob.

    #274047

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    I know. That was the Cheetos part. :)

    #274048

    JackWells
    Blocked

    but to be fair I don’t think Kevin Kurgis is going to be too choked up.

    LOL, Kevin Kurgis. lol

    #274049

    StowCbusCleveland
    Participant

    L.I. to Buckeye wrote >>
    I’m guessing this may have been tongue-in-cheek. Scalia is known for his sarcasm and off-beat sense of humor.

    I considered this, that it may have been a joke that wasn’t as funny when written down. In the context of what he said before though, it seems it was probably said more than half-seriously. Before this line, he basically says that when he’s hiring he only looks at students from the best few schools because even if they aren’t better schools for preparing lawyers they are hardest to get into and therefore they represent the cream of the crop.

    If anything, it may have been a friendly joke towards Sutton, but using the serious dig that he went to OSU. Oh well. It’s not a world changing revelation that the SCOTUS hires Harvard grads, and it’s not exactly breaking news that Scalia is an ass…

    #274050

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    This took a while because the janitor kept walking behind me and I had to look busy to impress him.


    “Jesus christ, Tony.”

    #274051

    Urban Dansigner
    Participant

    He probably does not like Ohio State because it was not around when the Constitution was written. Damn, Ohio was not a state when the Constitution was written … are we even citizens of the US of A because no one from Ohio signed the document?

    #274052

    Bottom line, and this is what really gets me upset, at the highest levels there is alot of elitism in the law. Scalia uses “You didn’t go to a T-14 school” as a public dig (even if it is in jest).

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