Over at Slate.com they have just concluded their annual "Breakfast Table" discussion on the 2011 Term of the Suprme Court of the United States (I know I could write SCOTUS, just as I can write POTUS, FLOTUS but choose not to as I find the abbreviations trivalize and cheapen those persons or institutions). This years participants were Judge Richard A. Posner, Emily Bazelon, Walter Dellinger, and Dahlia Lithwick. Posner is perhaps the smartest man on the Federal Bench, the leader of the law and economics school he is astute and most importantly writes his decisions in plain english; he is an iconoclast. Walter Dellinger is a former Solicitor General in the Clinton Administration. Ms. Bazelon and Ms. Lithwick are both regular legal commentators on Slate and other publications.