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Best of DC Dicta in 2012

Another year is coming to a close, which means it’s time to look at the year’s most-read DC Dicta posts:

5. Stormy Court

Hurricane Sandy shut down most of the East Coast in October. Washington, DC was a virtual ghost town, with every local and federal government facility closed down – except the U.S. Supreme Court. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s decision to hold oral arguments as scheduled on Oct. 29 was one of the most talked about SCOTUS events of the year.

See “Sandy shuts down everything … except the Supreme Court


4. Silent justice

By now everyone knows that oral arguments are not exactly Justice Clarence Thomas’ favorite part of the job. The justice hasn’t asked a question or made a comment during arguments in over six years.

See “Justice Thomas’ anniversary


3. Health care ruling

It was one of the biggest rulings in modern history – duh!

See “Supreme Court upholds health care law, mandate in 5-4 ruling


2. Bobbles the mind

There was much interest in The Green Bag’s latest addition to their bobblehead collection: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

See “Ginsburg latest justice to receive bobbling honor”


1. Still funny after all these years.

Since DC Dicta began counting the laughs at oral arguments to determine who is the Funniest Justice each year, the ultimate result has always been the same: Antonin Scalia is undefeated.

See “And the Funniest Justice is…


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