In Chief Justice Roberts’ Forum speech today he spent a few minutes praising the public service of our founding Dean, Rex E. Lee. He praised Dean Lee’s optimism and work ethic. In doing so, he mentioned a case that he argued before the Supreme Court with Dean Lee as opposing counsel. (To hear the audio or to read the transcript of the oral argument click here.) The Chief Justice’s side lost 9-0. After telling his client the bad news, the client asked, “How could we lose 9-0?” “Because there are only 9 justices,” Roberts replied.