A report by “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on the inequalities between mainland America and its territories was cited in an appellate court decision on Wednesday.
The citation was first reported by the Above the Law, a legal news and commentary blog.
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Marsha S. Berzon cited Oliver in her decision, Paeste v. Guam, a class-action lawsuit by Guam residents against a Guam tax refund program.
She was appointed to Ninth Circuit appellate court in 2000.
Watch the original clip, from HBO, below: