Supreme Court Justice Lex Luthor?
According to the Los Angeles Times, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia referenced Lex Luthor during a recent oral argument at the nation’s "highest" court.
While considering the case of Gall v. U.S., a judge sentenced a drug dealer to probation rather than the prison term. According to the Times: "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested to the defendant’s lawyer that jail time might have been appropriate because, while his client had left the drug conspiracy, he hadn’t blown the whistle on his co-conspirators.
"The lawyer replied: “Justice Ginsburg, when someone leaves the conspiracy and blows the whistle, typically that individual is not charged…
"’I’m sure that’s not always true,’ Chief Justice John Roberts interjected. ‘I mean, if the leader of some vast conspiracy is the one who blows the whistle, I suspect he may well be charged anyway.’
“’Lex Luthor might,’ added Justice Antonin Scalia."
It is not known if Scalia, a noted right-wing advocate, referenced Luthor out of nostalgia or respect. It is known, however, that Scalia is indeed known for his sense of humor.
Tip o’ the hat to our pal Mike Catron for the lead.