Tuesday, July 19, 2005

John Roberts protected America from the french fried menace.

I shit you not!

On the D.C. Circuit, Roberts voted with two colleagues to uphold the arrest and detention of a 12-year-old girl for eating french fries on a Metro train, though his opinion noted, "No one is very happy about the events that led to this litigation." In another case, Roberts wrote a dissenting opinion that suggested Congress might lack the constitutional power to regulate the treatment of a certain species of wildlife.

Let me see if I understand the Bush Administration's message, here: disclosure of classified information to reporters - okay; consumption of french fries on the metro - evil!