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The law firm that employs me celebrated an important anniversary with a black-tie affair this evening. Walking to the party in my tuxedo, I felt dangerously sexy—nay, sek-SAY. Which put me to wondering:

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I am not the most religious Jew you will meet. For that matter, I am not the most religious Jew you will meet in the line for bacon cheeseburgers at an atheists' convention. Nonetheless, amidst the great religious insanity that threatens to consume us all, I take a certain pleasure in some of the customs of my ancestors' faith, especially compared to certain other religions that will remain nameless for now. Consider, for example, the following poll question:

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I am painfully hungry.

I could also use a drink.

Given a reasonable nap, I could probably be pretty horny, too.

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When, in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the landmark desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the court comprised:

  • Earl Warren (Chief Justice)
  • Tom C. Clark
  • Robert H. Jackson
  • Harold Burton
  • Sherman Minton
  • Felix Frankfurter
  • Hugo L. Black
  • Stanley Reed
  • William O. Douglas

Of these nine justices, how many had served as judges (on any court) before being appointed to the Supreme Court?

[Poll #582341]

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