Supreme Court Justices Are Smart But Not Tech Savvy

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Unlike Senator John McCain, it is unlikely that the Supreme Court justices play computer games or check text messages or email on their iPhone during oral argument. Justice Elena Kagan recently revealed that the Court members generally prefer traditional paper to electronic communications

"The justices are not necessarily the most technologically sophisticated people," she recently told Ted Widmer, a historian and librarian at Brown University. While Kagan reads blogs and uses Facebook, the older justices are largely unfamiliar with social media and other online technologies used by many Americans on a daily basis, the Associated Press reports.

While court clerks exchange email messages, "The court hasn't really 'gotten to' email." For personal communications between the justices, Kagan revealed that legal memoranda are printed on official ivory paper and delivered by chamber aides.

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