If It Please The Court

If It Please The Court

When it comes to Supreme Court Justices, which one gets the most laughs?

Just ask Professor Jay Wexler of Boston University. Nearly two years have passed since Professor Wexler’s first study appeared in the Green Bag. As Professor Wexler notes, a lot has happened in the past few years. Chief Justice Rehnquist passed away, Justice O’Connor has retired, the Court has taken on fewer cases “presumably to spend more time working on their jokes.” Has it worked? Read his recent findings in Laugh Track II. Or better yet, go to Oyez.org and listen for yourself.

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