Samuel Alito Rolls Eyes While Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reads Dissent
The Huffington Post | By Ryan Rainey Posted: 06/24/2013 7:44 pm EDT | Updated: 06/25/2013 12:32 pm EDT
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito broke from the high court’s usual decorum on Monday morning, rolling his eyes and shaking his head as his senior colleague, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, read her dissents in two cases.
Longtime Supreme Court observer Garrett Epps called it a “mini-tantrum” and “display of rudeness.”
“Alito pursed his lips, rolled his eyes to the ceiling, and shook his head ‘no,'” wrote Epps in the Atlantic. “He looked for all the world like Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, signaling to the homies his contempt for Ray Walston as the bothersome history teacher, Mr. Hand.”