This has not been a good Supreme Court term for the Obama administration. Damon Root (Reason) has a quick and delightful overview of some of the key decisions. The most recent defeat—the Hobby Lobby decision—can be viewed as a loss for the administration, but it may provide some political benefits with respect to fundraising and continuing … Continue reading A Return to the Culture Wars?
Lessons in Constitutional Law
From the former head of the Harvard Law Review and sometimes professor of constitutional law (via CNN transcript): Ultimately, I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress. And I'd just remind … Continue reading Lessons in Constitutional Law
Starving the Courts
In the latest issue, The Economist gives a startling look on the dire situation of courts in America. Budget cuts and, at the federal level, political obstruction have fostered delays and case backlogs. Some of the dire consequences: In California, uncontested divorces now take a year to obtain. One circuit court in Georgia has stopped … Continue reading Starving the Courts