Hey, just because they're the highest court in the land doesn't mean they can't have some fun in the process. An new study of Supreme Court transcripts shows that the justices -- some at least -- can retain their sense of humor and their gravitas at the same time. And guess who's the biggest joke
Via the New York Times:
Jay D. Wexler, a law professor at Boston University, was quick to exploit the new data to analyze the relative funniness of the justices. His study, which covers the nine-month term that began that October, has just been published in a law journal called The Green Bag.
Justice Scalia was the funniest justice, at 77 "laughing episodes." On average, he was good for slightly more than one laugh - 1.027, to be precise - per argument.