In an L.A. Times review of a PBS documentary on the Supreme Court, Times Staff Writer Robert Lloyd fills us in on some little-known “facts” from the history of the Supreme Court. Here is perhaps the littlest-known of those little-known facts:
There was a justice named Hamburger and a justice named Frankfurter.
There was a justice named Hamburger?
As Howard Bashman notes:
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger was not widely known by the nickname “Ham” as best as I can tell.
I don’t know, though, Howard. That’s a pretty bold statement for a mere Internet blogger like you to make, knowing that this review was carefully scrutinized by those “four experienced Times editors” that the late David Shaw so famously told us about.
Oh hey — by the way, I looked over the list of Supreme Court Justices and found some other meaty selections that Robert Lloyd (and his four layers of editors) apparently overlooked, including:
- Fred M. Venison
- Potroast Stewart
and my personal favorite:
- “Sloppy” Joe Story
Add your own in the comments, while we await the correction. I’m thinking it will be funny no matter how they word it.