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Posted on 08/04/2012 6:03:21 AM PDT by Liberty Ship
CHICAGO (AP) -- It turns out lawyers and opera singers have more in common than booming voices and a love of melodrama.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is among the jurists who have looked for legal lessons in arias, and she got a chance Friday to indulge both passions at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in Chicago.
Along with U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Ginsburg took part in an unusual panel discussion of the intersection of opera and the law, listening to a few live performances of some of opera's greatest works. They mused about such issues as original intent, in both interpreting the law and operas such as Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
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Any discussion of Justice Roberts resemblance to a castrato?
I’m surprised that Roberts isn’t doing an opera workshop seeing as how betrayal plays such a big part in most of them, and he’s so good at it.
It would appear we’re aren’t talkin’ about the brightest bulb in the parking lot here.
When it comes to Constitutionl law and Opera, I would say —Judging from her decisions—That Justice Ginsberg is much more qualified to speak on the subject of Opera.
I wish she’d skipped opera and covered Shakespearean drama — that would have given her context to demostrate Juliet’s finale.