Seismic shift as Supreme Court splits on key ruling
Judges are human, but they tend not to display their emotions as easily as the rest of us.
This is partly occupational hazard: juries and witnesses can easily pick up on any non-verbal cues - let alone verbal cues - emitted by judges that could lay the foundation of an appeal.
Even when handing down rulings, judges lean towards the urbane. But that quality was lacking to some degree yesterday when the Supreme Court - a 4/3 majority of it, to be precise - overturned one of its own key precedents aimed at protecting suspects' rights.