Well this ought to keep the tin foil hat crowd busy for a while:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice David Souter suffered minor injuries when a group of young men assaulted him as he jogged on a city street, a court spokeswoman said Saturday.
The attack occurred about 9 p.m. Friday, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.
Supreme Court police took Souter, 64, to a Washington hospital, where he was examined and released about 1 a.m. Saturday, Arberg said. She did not detail his injuries except to say they were minor.
Souter was not robbed, Arberg said.
Fortunately Souter wasn't seriously hurt, but this is disturbing in the extreme. I'd never thought of this before, but do Justices get Secret Service protection? If they don't, why not?
I don't like Souter as a Justice, but the thought that one of the most powerful members of our government could be so easily attacked is worrisome to me, to say the least.