Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Roberts answers questions

Supreme Court nominee John Roberts has submitted his written answers to the Senate Judiciary Commitee questionaire. You can get links to the whole thing in this NY Times article.

I warn you, it is boring reading. The first thing to stike me as interesting is the list of unpublished per curiam cases Judge Roberts has been on the panel of while a D.C. Circuit Judge. Why, you ask? Because of this case:

Pugh v. Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Nov. 22, 2004)

I wonder if this is a long-lost relative of mine (though "Pugh" is a more common name than you might think). Whatever the case was about, it sure looks like Mr. or Mrs. Pugh was opposing one vile organization. I mean, seriously, can you pack more vileness into the name of your organization than "Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya"? Glad to see my long-lost relative was on the side of good (though, for all I know, Mr. or Mrs. Pugh might be a disgruntled former member who is upset that the group isn't radical enough).


Blogger John Cowan said...

That's the formal name of Libya, the country. ("Jamahiriya" has no exact English equivalent, but "democratic republic" is the general idea.) It's not an organization, except in the sense that the U.S. is.

Or maybe you know that and are being ironic, but I figured I'd say something anyhow.

6:17 PM  

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