Court jesters

The Supreme Court term wound down last month, but cartoonists largely ignored it. While the justices handed down key decisions on trying terrorists and policing the police, the jesters handed in work on flag burning, soccer, Warren Buffett’s record-breaking charity and Ann Coulter’s typical lack of it in describing 9/11 widows as “witches.”

The 5-3 ruling reining in the Bush administration’s policy on military tribunals drew a handful of comments, including Nate Beeler’s concurring opinion. Dwane Powell disputed a gerrymandering call. Tony Auth stripped down a complex Clean Water Act case. But I hardly noticed ... I was busy trying to draw Coulter on a broomstick. — Joel Pett

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.