Now for the other half of the bracket.
Category 3 — People and Parties
Notably, this is an all-woman category semifinal. Damn right.
#1 Hon. Diane Humetewa v. #4 Sarah Deer
Judge Humetewa knocks off Bill Wood with 74 percent of the vote. Bill.I.Am’s Backers made it closer than I predicted. Sarah Deer keeps rolling, taking down the assistant secretary with 62 percent of the vote.
#2 Justice Sonia Sotomayor v. #11 Structuring Sovereignty
Justice Sotomayor wins the battle of New York City with 69 percent of the vote. The Structuring Sovereignty team keeps rolling with 58 percent of the vote.
Category 4 — Other
#1 1491s v. #5 Cohen Handbook
It appears the number of people who reject NFL racism outnumbers the Cobell class pool; I’d say we have a victory of humor over angst. And it wasn’t close, as the 1491s win 61 percent of the vote.
In the other matchup, Cohen outran Ma’iingan, which is saying something.
This semifinal reminds me of the theme song to Pinky and the Brain — one is a genius, the other’s insane. But which is which?
#10 Tribal In-House Counsel Assn. v. #6 Carcieri Challengers
In a massive upset, upstart TICA knocks of the Supreme Court project with 65 percent of the vote. No, I’m serious.
This sets up a huge round-of-16 matchup between TICA and the Carcieri beneficiaries In other words, will principle defeat market share?