Thoughts on Roberts and Trump
We have at once a highly political appointment process and a strong judicial ethos of being above politics.
Birth Control Is Not Abortion
By Greg Lipper: At his confirmation hearing, Judge Kavanaugh used the phrase “abortion-inducing drugs" while referring to a case he heard on the DC Circuit. This description of the case is at odds with modern science and suggests his hostility to foundational privacy precedents.
Senator Collins's Shell Game On Roe v. Wade
Susan Collins claimed that there is no reason to worry about Justice Kennedy's replacement because the Chief Justice (!!!) and Justice Gorsuch (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) would never overturn Roe v. Wade. That's wrong.
The Bearable Lightness of Janus
The Supreme Court's ruling in Janus sounds like a pretty big problem for organized labor. But it doesn’t have to be.
Beckles v. US As Anti-Canon
Today's federal sentencing opinions create even more tension between the Court's sentencing jurisprudence and Beckles v. United States.