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Sotomayor takes up case of the Funniest Justice

Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor’s book tour took her to Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” yesterday, where she was asked whether she enjoys herself on the Supreme Court.

“Well, you know, some of my colleagues are pretty funny. So occasionally we do laugh,” Sotomayor told Stephen Colbert.

“Who’s the funniest?” Colbert asked.

Sotomayor declined to say which justice she personally thinks is the Court’s biggest side splitter.

“But do you know that there’s an article that actually measures the number of laughs?” Sotomayor said. “I’m pretty low on that scale.”

Actually, Justice, your four laughs so far this term ranks you right in the middle in the Funniest Justice standings. Shall we review?

Justice Antonin G. Scalia: 25

Justice Stephen G. Breyer: 19

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.: 7

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy: 6

Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor: 4

Justice Elena Kagan: 1

Justice Clarence Thomas: 1

Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.: 1

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 0

You can see Sotomayor’s full “Colbert Report” interview on the show’s website.

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