December 3, 2005

BALLON ROUGE, NON:

Marshall apologizes for 'red states' quip: SJC chief justice denies political cast (Jonathan Saltzman, December 3, 2005, Boston Globe)

The chief justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court yesterday apologized for a joke she made at the beginning of her commencement speech at Brandeis University in May, when she quipped to spectators gathered beneath blue and white balloons, ''No red states here."

The remark by Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, who wrote the court's landmark 2003 decision allowing same-sex marriage, triggered a confidential complaint to the Commission on Judicial Conduct. The commission released an extraordinary statement yesterday from the state's top jurist, who said she regretted making what might have been construed as a political statement.


Maybe she just hates the f'in movie too?

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 3, 2005 8:25 AM
Comments

Actually she was quite right.

Posted by: Genecis at December 3, 2005 11:01 AM

She should apologize for the legal opinion, not the astute sociological observation.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at December 3, 2005 5:26 PM

she should have quipped "no Americans here"

Posted by: mark twain at December 3, 2005 7:45 PM
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