Stevens on Colbert Report

Chambers, Hank hchamber at
Sat Jan 21 13:11:23 PST 2012

The ex-Justice is selling a book.  He did an "interview" on the Colbert Report that might not have been quite what he expected.  I am not sure how the interview demeans the Court in any serious fashion.

Some of the snarkiness that finds its way into actual court opinions arguably demeans the Court more than anything Stevens did by appearing on the Colbert Report. 


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From: conlawprof-bounces at [conlawprof-bounces at] On Behalf Of Raymond Kessler [rkessler at]
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Interesting.  I guess some Justice want to be celebrities. I guess their egos got inflated over the years. I wonder who will be the first Justice to pitch for a commercial product or get a show on CourtTV?  IMHO it demeans the Court. But, they have First Amendment rights like everyone else.

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In case you missed Stevens appearance. <>

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