That National Law Journal has an interesting story on the testimony of Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Clarence Thomas before the House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on financial services and general government. The highlights:
- Justice Breyer expects the Supreme Court to be plenty busy over the next few years with the new 2,400 page health care bill.
- Justice Thomas is open to looking at creative ways to increase the diversity among Supreme Court law clerks
- Justice Breyer said that a part of the caution with allowing cameras in the Supreme Court is that once cameras are introduced it will be impossible to put the genie back in the bottle. Accordingly, the Court has to proceed with caution. Rep. Adam Schiff argued that the Supreme Court is ideal for cameras because there are no jurors or witnesses.