For the second time this week, the Supreme Court issued a ruling applying its famous Miranda ruling. A lower court had ruled that because two years had elapsed between a suspect first invoking his rig
The fetish about the number of no votes registered in successful Supreme Court nominations is one of the strangest Villager obsessions. I do think that the apparent underlying ideology — that co
I’ll have more tomorrow, but like Publius I was amazed to come home and read Alito’s remarkable-and-not-in-a-good-way concurrence focusing on the Scary Black Guy who allegedly caused New H
Not surprising to see the High Principle of the “Up or Down Vote” be abandoned, of course — such things are inevitable after changes in party control — but for the record.
Like Yglesias, I strongly recommend this piece from Jeffrey Toobin. Supreme Court appointments being political, various forms of diversity have always been a major part of the selection process for ju
Sonia Sotomayor’s record on protecting people from needlessly degrading searches is certainly considerably more encouraging than that of the previous nominee. Unfortunately, this will probably b
I have an article up over at Comment Is Free about he Sotomayor nomination. Since her confirmation is (barring unforseen circumstances) inevitable, what matters is the nature of the process itself. An
I generally respect Ramesh Ponnuru, but his assertion that Sotomayor is “Obama’s Miers” is just appalling stuff, and is a classic example of the double standards that Sotomayor is li