Law dorks around America rejoiced when the Supreme Court announced it would be making available free, same-day, online transcripts of oral arguments. Because we wouldn’t have to wait for amusing typographical errors, would we?
One of you points out:
Very funny transcription error in Gonzalez v. Carhart. Justice Stevens and Solicitor General Clement are sparring about the question of viability, and Clement says: “Yes. Because the issue is whether it’s going to be performed in Ute row.”
Sounds like a reservation prison in eastern Utah. First casinos, now abortions. Those pesky natives just keep cornering depraved markets left and right.
Actually, that wasn’t what we thought of when we saw the typo. “Ute Row” sounds like a street to us — or maybe, you know, a back alley.
(Disclaimer: This post is not making light of abortion, dead babies, or women who would die if abortion were criminalized. It is simply making light of a typo — and calling it to the attention of the Court, so they can have it fixed in the final version of the transcript. You’re welcome.)
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Gonzales v. Carhart Oral Argument Transcript (PDF) (p. 13, lines 11-12) [Supreme Court]
Same-Day Transcripts for Supreme Court Arguments [Volokh Conspiracy]
Same day Supreme Court argument transcripts [Althouse]