The Funniest Moments Of The Supreme Court Term

Law360 (June 28, 2019, 12:20 PM EDT) -- This year during oral arguments, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts told an odd tale of preparing for a case by holding a dollar bill while his law clerks tried to snatch it out of his hand. An attorney drew Justice Elena Kagan’s ire by telling her she was “fundamentally” wrong. And there was one case when Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Kagan had a back-and-forth about whose turn it was to speak, resulting in a comical contest of politeness.

For this year's lineup, Law360 looked at how often the word "laughter" occurs in the text of oral argument transcripts....

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