The controversy, such as it is, over Elena Kagan’s nomination throws several points into relief: (1) The extent to which legal academia is an intellectually bankrupt and politically corrupt insi
I just did an NPR show with UC-Irvine dean Erwin Chemerinksy about the Kagan nomination. Some of the tepid quality of the support for Kagan is illustrated by the fact that, in the talk radio debate fo
Responding to attempts to analogize Elena Kagan to Harriet Miers — which are certainly problematic in several respects — Matt analogizes Elena Kagan to John Roberts. I think this analogy,
Apparently, Elena Kagan will be nominated for the Supreme Court. I will go into more detail about this later, but there shouldn’t be any sugarcoating — it’s a poor choice.
To follow up on one point raised by Paul, I was genuinely puzzled by this post by Ilya Somin. This isn’t because I disagree with his argument that being an outstanding dean doesn’t require
Some thoughts on the impending nomination. The wildly contrasting impressions about Kagan can be easily reconciled if one assumes that people who know Kagan are simply projecting their own political i
Made by Charlie Savage: Most of the half-dozen or so candidates Mr. Obama is weighing have little by which to gauge whether their appointment might create a majority with greater sympathy for the Whit
Certain candid obesity researchers will tell you in private, especially if you get a couple of G&Ts into them, that yeah, there really isn’t any increased mortality risk associated with BMI