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Welcome to Law.com’s Midweek Recess, in which we round up some tasty tidbits from the week’s legal news cycle. We’ll be here every Wednesday, so grab a cup of coffee and take a little break. It’s all downhill to the weekend from here.

Where Was Our Invitation?! - Famous funnyman Dave Barry hung out with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer during a dinner at the Sun Valley Writers Conference this week, and he has the pictures to prove it. The two were among the speakers at the conference. Snapshots posted on Barry’s blog show Breyer gamely displaying an exaggerated “pose of extreme thoughtfulness” during what the comic claims was a discussion of constitutional law. We’re not-so-secretly hoping they were actually discussing the appropriate timing of jokes during oral argument. In several studies of humor at the high court, Breyer has generally ranked as the second funniest justice, as measured by how many of his comments prompt laughter from the audience during oral arguments. Some inspiration from Barry might just help Breyer finally pull ahead of that snarky Justice Scalia, perennial occupier of first (comedic) place.

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