CHARLIE MITCHELL: Supreme Court oath-taking won’t be quite as spectacular

Seven white men, one woman (the fourth in the court’s history), one African-American (the third since Reconstruction) are at the top level of judicial review for the state.

There was a time when decisions of the court were almost constantly in the news, but that’s no longer true. Not to be overly snarky, but in today’s world we think whatever Kim Kardashian is doing is more relevant, and the popular media oblige us.

The courts do still matter — even if few notice.

Daily Journal
12/27/16