No offense taken: John Oliver acknowledges role of court reporter in animal Supreme Court video
In John Oliver's Supreme Court sendup, a chicken portrays the court reporter.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to allow camera’s in the courtroom has prompted a viral video that features stand-ins for the justices and other court officials -- including a chicken portraying a court reporter.
As Reuters news service points out, the video has received more than 2 million views on YouTube. While lots of viewers are enamored with the bulldog that plays Antonin Scalia and the poodle portraying Samuel Alito, we’re mostly taken by the hen that pecks away at a court reporter’s keyboard.
In the viral video, they reenact Holt vs. Hobbs, which is about whether a prison can require a Muslim inmate to trim his beard for security reasons. As promised, it’s much more entertaining than audio Supreme Court arguments or artist’s sketches of the court in action.
It’s unclear whether any of the justices have seen the comedy clip, Reuters quotes court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg as saying.