A History Of ‘Pettifogging’ For The Pettifoggers Among You

In the Senate on Tuesday, Chief Justice Roberts cited the 1905 impeachment trial of Judge Charles Swayne; this photo of Swayne appeared in the March 11, 1905 issue of The Literary Digest.

Chief Justice John Roberts trotted out an obscure term during impeachment proceedings yesterday; here’s what it means.

(Image credit: The Literary Digest)