Suits & Sentences was struck by Justice Kennedy's stated concern for the health of the mainstream media; in particular, one Sacramento-based newspaper company with which Suits & Sentences has more than a passing acquaintance. Saith the justice:
"I am very worried about newspapers," he said, citing financial problems at the McClatchy Co. based in his hometown of Sacramento, Calif., which has encountered trouble since its purchase of the former Knight-Ridder chain. Local newspapers, he said, are laying off journalists, and many no longer have dedicated police and court reporters to cover goings-on in the justice system."
Suits & Sentences believes the time may now be right to ask for a pity interview with the justice.