Tuesday, July 05, 2005

More pesky facts getting in the way of an argument

Today's L.A. Times editorial on Justice O'Connor opens with this statement:

"One fact sums up Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's pivotal role on the Supreme Court and the enormity of her resignation — she alone was in the majority of every one of the court's 13 5-4 decisions this last term."

Wow. That's really impressive. Except for one small problem . . . there were 24 5-4 decisions this Term, not 13 -- and Justice O'Connor was in the minority in quite a few of those cases.

From: L.A. Times Needs a New Fact-Checker for Those Editorials


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