Robert Bork once said serving on the Supreme Court would be "an intellectual feast." By contrast, Justice David Souter said at an event Monday night that he undergoes a "sort of annual intellectual lobotomy" when the Supreme Court term begins in October, a condition that he said lasts until the end of the term. The offhand remark opens an interesting window into his thinking about his job -- and why conventional wisdom has it that he is considering leaving the Court soon to repair to his New Hampshire home.
Justice Souter Describes 'Annual Intellectual Lobotomy' During Court Term
March 11, 2009