John Oliver slams SCOTUS for not allowing live video, creates hilarious canine reenactments

You've always wanted to see Justice Alito as a poodle

By Sarah Gray
October 20, 2014 5:35PM (UTC)
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On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" John Oliver pointed out that the Supreme Court of the United States just began its annual session. Oliver, however, is frustrated because live video coverage of the cases being argued is not permitted.

Audio clips are allowed to be recorded, but when the clips are paired with court drawings, very important country-altering decisions are reduced to bland images. Oliver has a plan to fix this (and possibly get the country to pay attention to the Supreme Court and the very important rulings that emerge): dogs.

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Taking inspiration from the Internet sensation "keyboard cat," Oliver introduces animal reenactments. Watch below:

The hilarious dog-filled footage is below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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