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Supreme Court Showdown: iPad v. Kindle

Justice Kagan Forget Roe v. Wade. Forget Miranda v. Arizona. Forget 'The People vs. Larry Flynt.' They're all milestone cases, to be sure, but they all pale in comparison to the virulent ideological divide that's ravaging today's Supreme Court: iPad v. Kindle.

In a recent interview with C-SPAN, Justice Elena Kagan confessed that she reads many of her court briefs on her Kindle, where, presumably, she can ponder society's thorniest legal questions in stark black-and-white. The always colorful Justice Antonin Scalia, on the other hand, is more of an iPad man. Both justices admit that they still read many of their briefs on old-fashioned paper, and that the e-readers only complement their workload. Nevertheless, a bitterly divided bench is never good for the American people, and can be particularly devastating for the forgotten victim in all of this: the Nook lobby.

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