Best line from today’s Supreme Court oral arguments in Already v. Nike:

MR. DABNEY: Your Honor, in the real world, a business competitor –

JUSTICE BREYER: No, I’m not interested in the real world. I am interested in the record.

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  1. I had a phone interview with an examiner today. She shows me a reference where, reality is, it prevents motion XYZ as recited in the claim. I said, clearly tongue in cheek, “What are you talking about? I see PLENTY of room for motion XYZ in that figure.” I of course followed up with, “But then again, Karl Rove was still seeing a Romney win at five minutes to one.”

  2. Speaking of the real world, this caught my eye:

    As results began to stream in Tuesday night, prominent Romney supporters in Boston tried to stay positive, reassuring themselves that there was still a path to the White House. But dejection quickly turned to anger a day after an Electoral College rout that shocked many who had heard self-assured projections about voter enthusiasm and turnout in private conference calls and meetings in the campaign’s final stretch.

    America’s well-heeled investor class: not the brightest people on the planet.

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