Never before can I recall the Order List being more interesting.
Justice Kennedy provides a substantial gain for citizen initiatives.
The Supreme Court adjourns for the Term with decisions about redistricting, air pollution, and executions. Burt Likko summarizes each of them, and offers a sad observation about judicial comity losing one of its most prominent sentinels,
The legal writing in Obergefell v. Hodges is both a model and a caution for future writers, especially those who, like lawyers, would write to persuade.
An underwhelming report from SCOTUS this morning.
What happens when a fraternal organization, dedicated to commemorating Confederate veterans of the U.S. Civil War, declares “all in” before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a case where there appear to be two directly controlling yet contradictory cases and the ideological alignments of the Justices are apparently inverted? Burt Likko breaks down today’s license plate case.
If an employer sees that a job applicant seems to have some sort of religious need for accommodation contrary to the employer’s policies, isn’t the safer thing for the interviewer to do to avoid dealing with the applicant’s religion at all? Antonin Scalia answers that question and Burt Likko breaks down today’s moderately surprising 8-1 decision.
This one is going to be a squeaker.
Same cast, brand new season! Burt Likko offers a look at some of the high points of the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2014-2015 Term.
It’s the close of the term, and here’s a recap of the major cases from SCOTUS this year. Some surprising results. Some, not so much. Alsotoo: we’re waiting until Monday for the Hobby Lobby and Harris decisions.
A squib of a post about this morning’s Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. Very brief: aggregate campaign donation limits unconstitutional.
Yeah, so here’s a quick message to white politicians everywhere: Racial epithets actually sound waaaaay worse when you say them out loud than they do when you say them silently in your head. Really doesn’t matter if you have a D in front of your name or not.