Today, Justice Breyer spoke at the law school on a provocative topic: "Judicial Activism: Power without Responsibility?" He was very engaging, and I enjoyed the talk. Two highlights, though, that I'd like to single out:
1) When he was talking about the Federal Arbitration Act's exception, he kept saying the word "seamen," which I thought sounded a lot like.......tee hee hee..............something else.
2) In one of his responses to a question, Justice Breyer mentioned briefly that he was back in San Francisco recently, visiting his high school Lowell High. I went to Lowell High. How do you think he'd have reacted if I'd raised my hand and asked "So, Justice Breyer, what do you think of that new science wing [that Lowell just built]? Took 'em long enough, huh?"