(The following is an editorial sidebar from Kevin Goldberg, who swears that it’s all true.)

Upon entering the Supreme Court chambers to hear arguments in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., I was asked by one of the Court’s marshals to take off my very standard, very small "I voted" sticker (see illustration at left) because it was a form of "sloganeering" — an act that shouldn’t surprise me given the Court’s record on election day issues (see, e.g. 2000) but still one that I find incredible when there were plenty of people expressing various messages by wearing items like flag pins on their lapels — and at least one former Solicitor General (who was spectating just like I was) who was allowed to keep his "I voted" sticker intact.