Those who paint U.S. Supreme Court justices with a broad brush only prove they don’t really understand the court.Justice Antonin Scalia was dead wrong in striking down California’s restriction on selling horribly violent video games to children. And Justice Clarence Thomas did a spectacular job of showing why the founders would uphold this law. Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor threw lawyers a curveball this past week by siding with conservatives on a corporate free speech case.
Marking the first time she’s broken with liberals in a case presenting a clear philosophical split, scholars will wonder what other surprises the “wise Latina” from the Bronx has in store. Read More
Yesterday, I blogged about the disclosure of a letter from one of President Obama’s top legal advisers, Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe, who very bluntly urged his former student not to nominate eventual Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor to the court. Read More
One wonders how Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center managed to get a hold of a private letter sent to President Obama by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe advising him against nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but be that as it may, its contents are quite interesting and show just how nakedly political Tribe’s view of a justic Read More