Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Big Mac, VII

I stood outside the Supreme Court this morning for two or three hours watching the comings and goings.

Fox anchorwoman doing her standup.

The line of spectators beginning to move into the building. If you look closely, Sebastian and Bitter can be seen at the lower left corner.

After the oral arguments, the NRA's LaPierre, Clement and Cox spoke to the press.

Otis McDonald and the other plaintiffs walk from the building to the press area.

Alan Gottlieb, Otis McDonald, the ISRPA guy and Alan Gura.

Fox anchorwoman got down in the trenches and stood in a snowbank to make notes during the interviews. Note the Louis Vuitton bag.

I had a nice chat with Sebastian and Bitter. They seem to be on a first-name basis with everybody at the NRA. Nice folks, too!

UPDATE: The New York Times on the early birds:
WASHINGTON — Mike Sacks likes to be the first person in line for big Supreme Court arguments, and he was feeling pretty confident when he arrived at the court Monday morning around 8, 26 hours before the court would hear a big gun-control case.

But he found a couple from California already set up in lawn chairs. Robert Cumberland and Larken Euliss, two chemists from California, had arrived before dawn.

“I felt bad for him,” Mr. Cumberland said of Mr. Sacks. “But I’m not going to abdicate. I flew across the country for this.”

Mr. Cumberland wore a button that said “Guns Save Lives,” and he said the case to be argued on Tuesday, McDonald v. Chicago, was “going to force states like California to recognize that the Second Amendment is an individual right.”

1 comment:

drjim said...

Thank you for being there for us!