Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Ducks in a Row
I realize it's a bit strange, but I think this photo of the eight remaining members of the Supreme Court is interesting. Filing out of the cathedral after the service, the eight could have walked out two by two, or en masse, or by voting bloc. Instead, they left in order--the order in which they took their seats on the Court. I think this is a fitting tribute to Rehnquist, who, whatever his legal positions, was evidently a great boss, according to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Give him this--his people knew their places and knew them well. Well enough to fly in formation even at his funeral.