Civility and Justice O’Connor

Evan Thomas at WP: O’Connor, who cast the decisive vote in 330 cases over 24-plus years on the court and wrote the controlling opinions on major social issues such as abortion and affirmative action, understood that power and influence should be wielded with good...

Ginsburg and Scalia

 At Fox, Christopher Scalia recalls his father’s friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday. Judge Jeffrey Sutton, one of my father’s former clerks, tells a story about visiting my father at the Supreme Court on what happened to be Justice...

Case on Faithless Electors

Syllabus: CHIAFALO ET AL. v. WASHINGTON 591 U. S. ____ (2020) No. 19–465. Argued May 13, 2020—Decided July 6, 2020 Held: A State may enforce an elector’s pledge to support his party’s nominee—and the state voters’  choice—for President. Pp. 8–18. (a) Article II, §1...

SCOTUS, the Senate, and Civility

Justice Roberts’s statement on Wednesday: This morning, Senator Schumer spoke at a rally in front of the Supreme Court while a case was being argued inside. Senator Schumer referred to two Members of the Court by name and said he wantedto tell them that...