Let’s Hope They Don’t Ask This on the Bar Exam:

[In connection with something I’m writing about the Supreme Court’s decision in the videogame case (Brown v. EMA), I stumbled upon this while doing some Lexis research]

Q: What is the holding of the Court in Alabama v. North Carolina, 130 S. Ct. 2295 (U.S. 2010)? Please note the lineup of the Justices:

Scalia , J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Stevens , Ginsburg , and Alito , JJ., joined, in which Roberts , C. J., joined in all but Parts II-D and III-B, in which Kennedy and Sotomayor , JJ., joined in all but Part II-E, in which Thomas , J., joined in all but Part III-B, and in which Breyer , J., joined in all but Parts II-C, II-D, and II-E. Kennedy , J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Sotomayor , J., joined. Roberts , C. J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Thomas , J., joined. Breyer , J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Roberts , C. J., joined.

It’s not the worst I’ve ever seen, but it’s damned close.