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mrjusticetwitterAmid all the bad news on Twitter this week — especially including all the recent Supreme Court decisions — something wonderful happened just the other day. E. L. James, the author of 50 Shades of Grey, opened herself to questions.

Among the wonderful responses she received:

It could be argued that in the last few days, we’ve encountered worse writing even than that by James, and by several justices at once.

If you could tweet a question to one of the Supremes, who would it be to and what would you ask?

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  1. Ball Diamond Ball Inactive

    Technically, What The Hell? is a question. The problem is I would need more than 140 characters to hold all the question marks.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 2:34 AM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member

    “Is being able to read a requirement for Supreme Court Justices, and if so, why do you feel you should be on the court?” I would ask it of at least five, and maybe seven of them.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 2:37 AM PDT
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  3. Ball Diamond Ball Inactive

    “Have you ever considered running from office?” #RunRobertsRun

    • #3
    • July 1, 2015, at 2:42 AM PDT
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  4. Ball Diamond Ball Inactive

    “Is a duty to resist unjust laws lessened because the injustice is endorsed by SCOTUS?” #AskCJSCOTUS #Ricochet

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    • July 1, 2015, at 2:47 AM PDT
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  5. Dave of Barsham Member

    Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot? Over.

    • #5
    • July 1, 2015, at 3:55 AM PDT
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  6. Blue State Curmudgeon Inactive

    Quoting the Dred Scott decision, you have issued rulings that no citizen are bound to respect.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 5:16 AM PDT
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  7. Sandy Member

    To Mr. Justice Kennedy: “Are you now recommending that Psychobabble 101 be a mandatory course in law school, or should it be up to the personal liberty-seeking preferences of the student?”

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    • July 1, 2015, at 5:45 AM PDT
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  8. Sandy Member

    btw, great post, Eustace.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 5:46 AM PDT
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  9. TG Thatcher

    To Justice Kennedy: What recreational drugs do you use, and can you hook me up with your supplier?

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    • July 1, 2015, at 6:06 AM PDT
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  10. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil FawltyJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    To Justice Sotomayor: Do wise Latino brothers have a constitutional right to marry one another?

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    • July 1, 2015, at 6:12 AM PDT
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  11. A-Squared Coolidge

    Why do you believe the words of an actual law are irrelevant?

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    • July 1, 2015, at 6:24 AM PDT
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  12. Jim Kearney Contributor

    TonyK – SoCons dis you for Casey and Obergefell. Will you quit during a Dem’s term to protect due process clause liberty interest in 14A?

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    • July 1, 2015, at 7:03 AM PDT
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  13. Tom Meyer, Common Citizen Contributor

    @JusticeKennedy: Have you considered spending more time with your family? Also, I hear they’re paying good advances for memoirs. #AskSCOTUS

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    • July 1, 2015, at 7:04 AM PDT
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  14. Tom Meyer, Common Citizen Contributor

    @JusticeThomas @JusticeScalia: Are either of you opposed to human cloning? If not, I have this *awesome* idea… #AskSCOTUS

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    • July 1, 2015, at 7:06 AM PDT
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  15. Old Bathos Moderator

    Justice Kennedy: In forming your decisions, do you rely on polling data or particular entertainment media or do you just know where the zeitgeist is headed at any particular moment?

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    • July 1, 2015, at 7:31 AM PDT
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  16. Tom Meyer, Common Citizen Contributor

    BTW, I started — well, hijacked — an actual #AskSCOTUS hashtag on Twitter. Make sure to jump in there, too.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 7:43 AM PDT
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  17. A-Squared Coolidge

    @JusticeKennedy: which do you rely more on in reaching your decisions, the text of the US Constitution or the editorial page of the New York Times?

    Oh, sorry, forgot, you answered that in your King v. Burwell vote.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 7:44 AM PDT
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  18. A-Squared Coolidge

    Tom Meyer, Ed.:BTW, I started — well, hijacked — an actual #AskSCOTUS hashtag on Twitter. Make sure to jump in there, too.

    Done.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 7:47 AM PDT
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  19. Vance Richards Member
    Vance RichardsJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Could we summarize your Obergefell opinion by saying, “well yeah, the Constitution is like kinda important but it’s really all about love and stuff“.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 7:48 AM PDT
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  20. Ball Diamond Ball Inactive

    Tom Meyer, Ed.:BTW, I started — well, hijacked — an actual #AskSCOTUS hashtag on Twitter. Make sure to jump in there, too.

    I went in with #AskCJSCOTUS a while ago, having forgotten that the proposed #t was in the title of the post.

    Also tagged it with #Ricochet.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 7:53 AM PDT
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  21. Larry Koler Inactive

    Great post and great comments so far.
    Loved the tweets for the author.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 8:11 AM PDT
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  22. Vance Richards Member
    Vance RichardsJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Now that you guys have taken over, can we get rid of Congress and state legislatures?

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    • July 1, 2015, at 8:54 AM PDT
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  23. MeandurΦ Member
    MeandurΦJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Basil Fawlty:To Justice Sotomayor: Do wise Latino brothers have a constitutional right to marry one another?

    Sorry Basil, it’s an Obligation now.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 9:00 AM PDT
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  24. MarciN Member

    Not a 40-character question to the SC, but:

    It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and I’m on Cape Cod where the planes from DC are coming in today every ten minutes like clockwork. They’ll be parked here until Sunday night and Monday morning. I know for sure the interns are running the capital so now’s your chance to take over DC because the interns have the keys and no one left them instructions. :)

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    • July 1, 2015, at 9:20 AM PDT
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  25. Arahant Member

    To Justice Kennedy: What recreational drugs do you use, and can you hook me up with your supplier?

    I tried to resist, but I just couldn’t do it:

    braindrugs

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    • July 1, 2015, at 9:21 AM PDT
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  26. Man With the Axe Member

    That humming sound you hear? It’s the founding fathers spinning in their graves. #do_we_even_need_a_constitution?

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    • July 1, 2015, at 1:50 PM PDT
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  27. Morituri Te Inactive

    If the tweets are tapering off, can I hijack the thread for conjectures as to what Justice Ruth uses that doily around her neck for?

    I’m guessing it catches anything that escapes when she falls asleep during oral arguments.

    #ThroughlyCorruptedInstitution

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    • July 1, 2015, at 3:12 PM PDT
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  28. Guruforhire Member

    Dear Mr. Roberts, have you gone completely nanners? If not, could you reconcile your many opinions and dissents because they are largely exclusive of one another.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 4:59 PM PDT
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  29. John Paul Inactive

    Are there any limiting principles on the fundamental right to marry between consenting adults and if so what are they? I would really like to know what Justice Kennedy thinks.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 6:13 PM PDT
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  30. Mark Reilly Member

    I’m hungry for Chinese – suggestions? Word is you’re fortune cookie connoisseurs.

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    • July 1, 2015, at 8:54 PM PDT
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