Although the decisions of the United States Supreme Court are usually wise, they are not invariably so. Legal scholars commonly point to certain decisions as low points in the history of the court.

In League of Women Voters vs. Commonwealth of Kentucky, the court concluded that the definition of “persons” for voting purposes did not include women, but did include coonhounds.

In Voss vs. Mid-Atlantic Steel Co., the court decided that, as the plaintiff had lost his legs in an industrial accident, he had no standing to sue for compensation.

In Rogers vs. Rogers vs. Rogers, the court held that the parties should just shut up for five minutes so somebody could hear himself think in here.

In Roberts et al. vs. Scalia, the court decided that, for the purposes of Friday-morning deliberations, the definition of “doughnuts” could not be extended to include bagels without the prior consent of at least five justices.

In Association of Professional Educators vs. State of Mississippi, the court determined that the Constitution left the laws of geometry to the discretion of the individual states, and that the Mississippi legislature therefore had the power to set π at 3.


  1. RepubAnon says:

    I believe the dissent in Voss held that as Voss needed to lose weight anyway, Voss owed Mid-Atlantic Steel Co. the amount of money he would have paid to a gym and personal trainer in order to achieve a similar weight loss.

    (The majority noted that the dissent’s analysis would only be correct had proposed tort reform legislation become law.)

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