Sunday, March 21, 2010


Something to bobble the mind

Bobblehead RehnquistYale’s law library has some important stuff, treasures to any legal scholar. Rare books. Irreplaceable manuscripts. Bobblehead figures of Supreme Court Justices.

Eh, what’s that?

Yes. “A hundred years from now, if someone wants to study the bobbleheads, where will they go? There needs to be an archive.” So says one of the librarians, and I suppose he’s right... though one might quibble about his premise.

“The bobbleheads are, not to overstate it, a little bit more than toys,” said Ross E. Davies, the editor in chief of The Green Bag, which calls itself “an entertaining journal of law” and created the dolls. “They’re portrayals of the work and character of these judges.”

I like this bit, especially:

The rarest item is a bobblehead of Justice Antonin Scalia featuring allusions to his majority opinions. Only one exists; the official version focuses on his dissents.

1 comment:

Brent said...

Hmmm...I wonder if it bobbles to the right?