Brains Yes, “Biggest Brain” No

by Jonathan H. Adler

Ann Althouse dissents from the desire to appoint a “genius” to the Supreme Court: “I know a lot of big-brained people in law. I’m not sure which one has the biggest brain . . . Maybe we could sit them in a room and grill them with a series of tests. But there’s a damned good chance the person with the biggest brain would be a disaster on the Court.”