2037: "Supreme Court Bracket

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2037: "Supreme Court Bracket

Postby Eebster the Great » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:56 am UTC

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Title: My bracket was busted in the first round; I had Massachusetts v. Connecticut in the final, probably in a case over who gets to annex Rhode Island.

I know the comic is just fun, but does anyone else feel like politics always gets this way? Treating it like one side or the other will eventually win?
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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:07 am UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:[url=http://www.xkcd.com/2037]
I know the comic is just fun, but does anyone else feel like politics always gets this way? Treating it like one side or the other will eventually win?


Well, won't it? Or both sides lose as the Visigoths plunder everything.
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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby Canard » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:29 am UTC

Could be some very interesting second round matchups here. Looking forward to Loving vs Miranda, where the case hinges on whether you must be informed of your rights to interracial marriage or not before being arrested.

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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby orthogon » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:03 pm UTC

TIL1: "Roe" wasn't the plaintiff's real name.
TIL2: The "John Doe" naming convention is one of those things that started in England but was discontinued and now seems excitingly transatlantic to us Brits.
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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby da Doctah » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:06 pm UTC

Wait. Both Godzilla and Megalon have already been eliminated? And both of the Kramers?

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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby fluffysheap » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:57 pm UTC

Godzilla and Megalon weren't eliminated, but they were excluded because of the lack of a court* that could contain them.

* either kind

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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:37 pm UTC

fluffysheap wrote:Godzilla and Megalon weren't eliminated, but they were excluded because of the lack of a court* that could contain them.

* either kind


Well... if they can play tennis in space they oughtta be able to set up something to accommodate Godzilla & Megalon (if not MothRa).
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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby DavidSh » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:49 pm UTC

  • Did the "Virginia is for Lovers" slogan come out after Loving vs. Virginia?
  • Connecticut gets everything west of Narraganset Bay, Massachusetts gets everything in the Bay and east of it, and New York gets Block Island.
  • Following the tennis is space precedent, Godzilla vs. Megalon would have to be represented by miniaturized versions.

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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby algorerhythms » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:00 pm UTC

DavidSh wrote:
  • Did the "Virginia is for Lovers" slogan come out after Loving vs. Virginia?

According to Wikipedia [citation needed], it came out the year after Loving v. Virginia was decided, but the ad agency denies any connection between the two.

edit -- I'm trying to fill out the bracket, and some of these are actually really tricky. Technically, nobody (except the Supreme Court itself) won in Marbury v. Madison. I filled it in as Madison, though, as the court ruled that Marbury didn't have standing to take the case to the court. My finals ended up being Near v. Lawrence. A challenging case... I see it as being between Near's free speech rights versus Lawrence's right not to be slandered by Near (Near was "anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic, anti-black, and anti-labor", so you can guarantee he'd be anti-gay as well). Seeing as Lawrence was a private citizen and not a public figure (and thus libel laws are more favoring of him), however, the court rules in favor of Lawrence.
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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby Trives » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:22 pm UTC

I can't believe Scopes Tennessee didn't make it to the round of 32! Bracket busted.

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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby Mikeski » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:15 pm UTC

algorerhythms wrote:
DavidSh wrote:
  • Did the "Virginia is for Lovers" slogan come out after Loving vs. Virginia?

According to Wikipedia [citation needed], it came out the year after Loving v. Virginia was decided, but the ad agency denies any connection between the two.

Riiiiiight. I'm calling laziness.

My finals ended up being Near v. Lawrence. A challenging case... I see it as being between Near's free speech rights versus Lawrence's right not to be slandered by Near (Near was "anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic, anti-black, and anti-labor", so you can guarantee he'd be anti-gay as well). Seeing as Lawrence was a private citizen and not a public figure (and thus libel laws are more favoring of him), however, the court rules in favor of Lawrence.

You may be discounting Near's effort to sway the Marx Brothers aficionados on the court, by calling Groucho to sing "Whatever it is, I'm against it". I imagine RBG's a big fan.

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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket"

Postby drachefly » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:40 pm UTC

Trives wrote:I can't believe Scopes Tennessee didn't make it to the round of 32! Bracket busted.


That's in a different division - US Supreme court cases only, here.

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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket

Postby DavidSh » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:15 pm UTC

On the other hand, Dred Scott vs Sanford was a US Supreme Court case, and more well-known than many listed in the bracket. Though I can guess why it wasn't included.

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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket

Postby jcsalomon » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:22 pm UTC

This is supposed to be a nerd comic. No, no, this is all wrong.

Please redraw the comic with cases where, if you follow the winners, you actually get another named SCOTUS case. Some graph chasing on a list of cases should be able to supply this.

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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket

Postby thunk » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:00 pm UTC

This bracket needs more Schmucks.
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Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket

Postby jordan » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:28 pm UTC

Fingers crossed for Lawrence vs Obergefell, that will be a crazy match.

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