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May 17, 2012

Could Justice Breyer's affinity for sentencing guidelines make him a crime magnet?

The question in the title of this post is my silly reaction to this notable news report headlined "Justice Breyer’s Georgetown home hit by burglar."  Here are the basics:

It’s been an unpleasant couple of months for Stephen Breyer. In February, the Supreme Court justice was robbed at his Caribbean vacation house by a man wielding a machete. And more recently, we’ve learned, he suffered a burglary at his Georgetown home.

A housekeeper discovered the break-in May 4.  It appears no one was home when it happened, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg confirmed to our colleague Robert Barnes.  Arberg could not say what was stolen but confirmed that no material from the court was missing. D.C. police did not immediately provide information on the incident.

It all but certain that, in both recent incidents, the offenders involvedhad no idea that they were victimizing the Supreme Court Justice who wrote the Booker remedy opinion.  Nevertheless, one cannot help but be a bit amused by the notion that some Greek God of Crime and Punishment (Nemesis, perhaps) has some comical vision of divine SCOTUS karma.

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Let us pray, even the atheists.

God, Odin, or Loki, we beseech you. As the vile lawyer hierarchy is protecting vicious criminal predators, may the same return and attack, preferably kill them. But, please, no quick death. Make them suffer for a long time as they make our lawyer besieged nation suffer a long time, as these tyrants seek to impose perfection on the method of executing their good pals and sources of employment, the murderers on death row.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 17, 2012 7:27:59 PM

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