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Stephen Colbert gave some airtime Monday to a story that is pretty interesting. The Supreme Court is doing a very poor job of checking references. Justices often take Amicus Briefs written by lobbyist as fact, cite blog posts, and all sorts of nonsense. The following link is the actual paper that was covered on the show:

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2409071
 
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Here is the video of just the amicus brief portion of the Colbert show.

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/vide...he-rise-of-amicus-briefs---allison-orr-larsen

This sounds like a carry over from when they wore powdered wigs.
I don't know why stories like these aren't major news. This issue affects more people in America than ISIS and Ebola combined imho. I just don't think people understand the real power of the supreme court. It's like a side show that nobody cares about even though it's extremely powerful.
 

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