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Supreme Court reminder: no basketball, weight lifting while the high court’s in session


U.S. Supreme Court. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

The only thunking that’s supposed to be heard in the Supreme Court comes from gavels. That’s why, in the latest internal newsletter that circulates among employees of the high court (it’s cleverly titled “Oyez! Oyez!”), there’s this admonishment: “SHHH...please remember to be extra quiet in the gym when the Court is sitting. It is located directly above the Courtroom, and sound carries. Playing basketball, weight lifting and noise are prohibited while Court is in session.”

So if there’s heavy lifting going on, it will only be by the attorneys making their cases before the justices.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.

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