French scientist Claude Bernard once said, “A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.” Tell us what truth these facts furnish.
Number of applicants who took the February 2009 California bar exam, according to the State Bar of California.
Overall pass rate percentage (1,368 people) for California’s February 2009 bar exam—47% of first-time takers passed, 26% of repeat takers passed—the lowest since 2002.
Number of applicants who took the February 2009 New York bar exam, according to the New York State Board of Law Examiners.
Overall pass rate percentage for New York’s February 2009 bar exam, split evenly between first-time and multiple-time test takers.
Number of California February 2009 bar exam takers featured in the Bitter Lawyer Hear/Say episode “JDs v. California Bar” who passed (out of 13).
Number of California February 2009 bar exam takers who were interviewed by Hear/Say that the production crew predicted would pass exclusively based off a “vibe.”
Overall pass rate percentage for Massachusetts’ (AKA “Passachusetts”) February 2009 bar exam—rumored to be one of the easiest in the country—according to the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners.
Number of times Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Wikipedia page was viewed in April 2009.
Number of times Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Wikipedia page has been viewed thus far in May, as of today.
Number of editors listed as having made changes to Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Wikipedia page the day of her nomination.
Edits made by two editors (“Treybien” and “Astroboyretro”) to Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Wikipedia page on the day of her nomination.
Percentage of names that have a lower vowel make-up than “Sonia Sotomayor,” which is 50% vowels, according to IsThisYourName.com.
Number of pages of the majority opinion written by the California Supreme Court overruling Prop 8, according to NRO.
Number of times the word “gay” appeared in the California Supreme Court’s ruling on Prop 8.
Number of times the word “moral” appeared in the California Supreme Court’s ruling on Prop 8.
Number of members for the Facebook group “Roland Burris, Resign.”
Number of members for the Facebook group “I LOVE ROLAND BURRIS—BEST POLITICIAN EVER!!!”
Number of members for the Facebook group “Shoot Roland Burris from a canon into space.”