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Chief Justice John Roberts doesn’t do much public speaking, so it was a treat for the University of Idaho to land him for a speech and a chance to answer a few questions at the College of Law’s Bellwood Lecture Series.
But the first question may be a good example of why members of the Supreme Court don’t go out much on the speaking circuit.
Roberts gave his speech on why law students and lawyers might want to emulate Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer, and was ready to field a few questions. See story reprinted below, or click here.) The moderator reiterated that Roberts couldn’t talk about pending cases or his opinions on past decisions, and asked that the questions be limited to folks from U of I, since this was, after all, a university sponsored event. And ask a question, don’t make a speech, he added.
The first person managed to go 0 for 3, saying that she was a lawyer who left Southern California at 3 a.m., begged the crowd’s indulgence and launched into a discussion of “illegal activities going on in the Supreme Court of the United States” surrounding a petition she was trying to file to get the court to look at…