An Observation or Two on SCOTUS

Well, more than two…

Trump Ballot Eligibility Ruling Could Come Today

If so, he’ll almost surely win bigly.

SCOTUS Denies Fast Track of Trump Immunity Claim

They’ve punted to the DC Circuit.

Trump the Supreme Loser

He appointed a third of the Justices but has the worst record before them in modern history.

[Clarence Thomas] [Clarence Thomas]

What Role Have “Gifts” Played In Keeping Justice Thomas On The Supreme Court?

Might not be bribery, but it’s still exerting influence.

Dianne Feinstein, 1933-2023

A trailblazer is gone at 90.

[Clarence Thomas] [Clarence Thomas]

The Corruption of Justice Thomas

We need reform.

Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo Under Investigation

The DC district attorney’s office is looking into allegations of masssive tax fraud.

SCOTUS Lets Stand Transgender ADA Inclusion

The justices declined to review a bizarre 4th Circuit decision.

Independent State Legislature Theory Loses in SCOTUS

Good news with a cautionary note.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Jr is seen during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Jr is seen during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young

ProPublica vs Alito

The Justice responds to ethics charges.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Alabama Districts

A surprising ruling on the Voting Rights Act.

Supreme Court Sides with Company Over Teamster Vandals

Dueling headlines give radically different impressions of the same case.

Supreme Court Guts Clean Water Act

A 5-4 ruling overturns a unanimous decision from 1985.

Hump Day Tabs

Trans-friendly Supreme Court

The nation’s highest court has gone all woke.

Scalia Law School is Conservative!

The New York Times looks into ties between a DC area law school and the Supreme Court.

It’s Good to Be Clarence Thomas

The questionable ethics of living a lavish lifestyle based on high office.

Supreme Court Clerks and Undergraduate Elitism

Culling for the primary feeder job in American legal system begins in high school.

Punishment for Acquitted Conduct

The Supreme Court may revisit a controversial criminal justice ruling.

Rehnquist and the ‘Independent State Legislature’ Theory

The late Chief Justice was right; his successors are wrong.

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Bipartisan Bill Protects Same-Sex and Interracial Marriages

Congress is poised to legislate protections previously mandated by the courts.

Can Reporters Have Friends?

A new book raises fundamental questions about how far journalistic objectivity should extend.

Biden: MAGA Republicans Threaten Republic

The President delivered a rousing stump speech from Independence Hall.

‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates

States are sponsoring an increasingly controversial image.

House Passes Marriage Protection Bill

The symbolic vote attracted a handful of Republican votes.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

The leaked draft is now the law of the land.

SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law

The 6-3 ruling broke down on predictable lines.

Sotomayor Defends Thomas

The longest-serving Supreme Court Justice is a nice guy.

SCOTUS Blocks Texas Social Media Law (for Now)

A slim majority upheld an injunction, kicking the can down the road.

[Clarence Thomas] [Clarence Thomas]

Clarence Thomas on Stare Decisis

Not so conservative.

Clarence Thomas Worries Respect for Institutions Fading

In other news, there’s gambling going on at Casablanca.

No, Congress Won’t Create an Abortion Right

At least not right away. But it’s quite possible by 2040.

SCOTUS Rules Against Air Force Vaccine Refusnik

A wackadoodle colonel is on his way out.

Trump Judge Tosses Airline Mask Mandate

The Biden administration’s mandate has been lifted immediately.

Ginni Thomas: Boomer with Internet?

Does it matter whether she’s a rube or a mastermind?

Ginni Thomas the Insurrectionist

A Supreme Court Justice’s wife urged the White House and Congressional Republicans to steal the 2020 election.

On Respect and SCOTUS

The Court is out of balance–and it is a design flaw.

Clarence Thomas’ Continuing Conflict

Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. Alas.

SCOTUS Mythology Exposed

We deserve better.

SCOTUS Could Overturn Roe

Oral arguments on the biggest abortion case in decades will be heard today.

Jacob Chansley Sentenced to 41 Months for Capitol Riot

The erstwhile QAnon Shaman will spend another three-and-a-half years in jail.

SCOTUS Denies Emergency Injunction Against Maine Vaccine Mandate

There will be no religious exemptions. For now, at least.

Back to SCOTUS Reform and “Legitimacy”

Doing nothing is still a choice, and the legitimacy crisis is here, like it or not.

Some Notes on the Ruling and the Dissents in the Texas Abortion case

A few observations on Whole Woman’s Health, et al., Applicants v. Austin Reeve Jackson, Judge, et al.

SCOTUS Strikes Down Disclosure Law

Another 6-3 decision along ideological lines.

SCOTUS Says Cheerleader’s Snapchat F-Bomb Protected by 1st Amendment

Another narrowly-crafted but overwhelming opinion from the Supreme Court.

Stephen Breyer’s Retirement Timing

Should he be worried about the appearance of partisan gaming?

Cadets participate in the Class of 2019 Graduation Parade, May 24, 2019, at West Point. (Matthew Moeller/Army) Cadets participate in the Class of 2019 Graduation Parade, May 24, 2019, at West Point. (Matthew Moeller/Army)

Thomas: Overturn Feres Doctrine

The Supreme Court justice least concerned with precedent wants to overturn a longstanding one.

Gorsuch and Alito Want to Revisit Religious Accomodations

Is a de minimus standard too small?