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Some Splainin to Do

Sotomayor: More 'Splainin' to Do

Allison Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Silver

The blogosphere erupted after Sen. Coburn (R-Okla.), while grilling Sotomayor, joked, "You'll have lots of 'splainin' to do." Coburn was repeating a line used regularly by Desi Arnaz in "I Love Lucy."

The JusticeBot 9000

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The JusticeBot 9000: You said you wanted a machine that took all the human factor out of the law, so that emotion and empathy would be forever banished from the bench.