Connor Ewing: Judges shouldn’t act politically? Give me a break, they have no choice. Law is politics, and judges have an important role to play.
Connor Ewing: The American Constitution is no longer the model for aspiring democracies. What are we to make of this?
Miriel M. Thomas Earlier this month, the Supreme Court decided Snyder v. Phelps, a case involving the Westboro Baptist Church’s demonstrations in conjunction with the funeral of a Marine killed in the line of duty in Iraq. Eight to one, the Court ruled that the First Amendment immunizes Westboro from tort liability for the emotional […]
Sir Matthew Hale offers wisdom for Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
Checking in at the Supreme Court N.B. This post was written and set to publish prior to President Obama’s announcement that he has chosen Solicitor General Elena Kagan to fill Justice Stevens’ seat. More on that is bound to come–in the meantime, pardon the outdated paragraph below. As John Paul Stevens’ last term on the […]