May 19, 2006

I Just Play One in Class

by Armen

If augurs well, I will be in Prof. Choper's Supreme Court seminar where 18 students get to play each of the 9 justices. Which one will I be? Who knows. But if I'm John Paul Stevens you better believe I'll be wearing a bow tie to class. This only raises a dilemma. What should I do if I'm any of the other eight? Tips, thoughts, comments are always appreciated. Here's a few that I've daydreamed about.

If Thomas, then sit in class and don't say a word all semester. Unfortunately I can't get up and wander around in the middle of class because Rehnquist is no longer on the Court. I could try to speak with that Ginsburg lisp. Leave messages on the Professor's phone saying, "Hello. This is David Souter. Please call me back when you have a free minute."

May 19, 2006 04:07 AM | TrackBack

I know what "augur" means (not technically but that it is a synonym for bode) but I was never sure of the proper usage.

I thought the usage was "if it augurs well" or "if things augur well"?

I dunno.

Posted by: BTD_Venkat at May 20, 2006 08:40 PM

My undergraduate constitutional law classes included moot courts in which each person had to play either an attorney and write a brief, or a justice and write an opinion. Everyone had to participate in oral argument, though obviously this was easier when playing a justice than as counsel. Particularly when arguing before the guy who took his role as Scalia to be an indication that he should be a nitpicking jerk.

Posted by: PG at May 20, 2006 09:10 PM

I think you're actually right. Note to self: Don't use augur in any form in any opinion I write as Roberts, CJ., for a Unanimous Tribunal.

Posted by: Armen at May 24, 2006 03:08 AM
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