I just found out there's no such thing as the real world

Via SCOTUSblog, a really good Stuart Taylor article (no Atlantic subscription or password required) on the lack of "real-world experience" among current Supreme Court justices. The obvious counterpoint is that law professors and circuit judges simply aren't as out of touch with the real world as Taylor thinks, but that's a difficult empirical claim to make out and Taylor's consideraton are certainly thought-provoking, especially as to why the trend towards the appointment of Justices without "real-world experience" is likely to continue absent reform to the life tenure system, which would probably require a constitutional amendment.