Monday, September 05, 2005

Forget Stuffy Black Robes

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWith the possibility of become Chief Justice, many are wondering what Roberts will do with the five year tradition of the Chief Justice wearing gold stripes.

Rumor has it that the better question is whether the Supreme Court will even wear those stuffy, boring black robes at all anymore.

For example, in the spirit of recent Supreme Court decisions, Judge Roberts has decided to look outside the United States for ideas in Judicial attire. For example, a Justice of the Supreme Court of, appropriately enough, Queensland, has the following design that is said to be on the Judge Roberts short list:

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Whether Judge Roberts will adopt this fanciful design for all Justices on the United States Supreme Court will be answered soon enough.
Cross posted at CBWSTGJR.


At 7:25 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

Gold stirpes?

Are those anything like gold stirrups?

Giddye-up! Ride-em cowboy!

*running away*

At 8:57 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Run away is right.

Actually, "stirpes" is a legal term of art. Since you didn't get the joke, your legal ignorance is showing.


At 5:09 AM, Blogger Cassandra said...

As in 'per stirpes' ?! O Smart One????

I do seem to remember that, although my regrettable honesty also compels me to admit that I have forgotten what it means (and it's too early for me to look it up, and my Black's Law is downstairs and I'm NOT lugging it up here...

At 4:36 PM, Blogger spd rdr said...

"Stirpes" is actually the legal name for those icy drinks you get a 7-Eleven.

At 5:07 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

That is an absolutely horrible joke. The good news is that I just remembered what per stirpes means...and why I had forgotten it....PTSD.

I hated wills. We were administering a will on the last day of my one and only stint in a law office.


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