Supreme Court justices don't have a reputation for being the most tech-savvy people in D.C., but they provided great advice last week to Florida Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R), who had a legal question. Robert Barnes gives an account of the testimony before a House Appropriations subcommittee:
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.): "Just one last question. Just, I've always -- I've got two bright people in front of me. And when I was reading law cases, one time I read a case and I can't remember the case and I can't remember the justice. But the statement was that versatility of circumstance often mocks the natural desire for definitiveness. And I always -- does that ring a bell with you all, and was that Felix Frankfurter, or -- not that you would know that. But I always wondered who said that. I need to go back and look that up."U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: [Smile.]
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: "Google it."
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.): "Google it?"
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: "Yeah, you should Google it, yeah. You can Google on your BlackBerry."
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.): "Well, I'll do that."