Tag Archives: Supreme Court


Usually Sunday morning talk show panel discussions are little more than conventional wisdom echo chambers. Talking heads take turns trying to prove just how reasonable they are in the most cordial and polite way possible. No need to break up the chummy atmosphere by actually arguing over anything of substance. Sometimes someone pushes through the […]

Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan

The NY Times reports that Obama has nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, a move that very likely could shift the ideological makeup of the court substantially to the right. If you’re interested in the subject you should read Glenn Greenwald’s roundups on her record […]

Electing Judges And The Corruption of American Law

Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor are against them. I’ve always found it strange. Why would we elect someone who is supposed to be impartial? Judges are not supposed to reflect public opinion but that of the law.

Nominee Sotomayor, continued

The big political fight continues to be over Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, judge Sonia Sotomayor. I haven’t said much about this, because I don’t have much to say about Sotomayor’s credentials (a judgement better left to legal experts) and I don’t think any amount of rightwing bleating is going to stop her confirmation […]

Nominee Sotomayor

I haven’t read through any of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s rulings, so I don’t feel even remotely qualified to say whether or not she is qualified for a spot on the Supreme Court. But Obama, Clinton and George H.W. Bush think well enough of her. Aside from them, my three favorite legal bloggers have also weighed […]