AH, STATISTICS: This article predicts no Supreme Court retirements, based on the questionable assumption that the Court’s agreement to hear the campaign finance case in September signals that there will be no retirement. But that’s not the point of this post. This is: some idiot named Artemus Ward is cited by the article as agreeing that maybe nobody will retire, because of the following compelling logic: “Mr. Ward estimated that the life expectancy for today’s Supreme Court justices is 87, about 15 years longer than the average for white men in America. ‘To remain a Supreme Court justice keeps you alive, to some extent,’ Mr. Ward said.”
Another round of remedial statistics classes for the whole crowd, please.