Archive for July, 2007

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few hours, Chief Justice Roberts had a seizure at his home in Maine and took quite a fall. He was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures and test but it looks like he’s doing well. According to SCOTUSblog, he had a similar experience in [...]

Courtesy of SCOTUSBlog, we now have the first Orders List of the summer and the October calendar for the new term. I’ve updated the 2007 Term Case Index and the uploaded the new data.

Ann Althouse has a rather interesting article about Justice Steven’s recent speech at the Ninth Circuit’s Judicial Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Its obvious from the location of this judicial conference that congressmen aren’t the only ones who take junkets. Regardless, this is the most interesting part of her recap: I think, after all — he’s [...]

Four Month Checkup

Well, I’ve gone quite some time without updating the software that runs the core of this site, so I’ve decided to update some of the behind-the-scenes stuff this weekend. There shouldn’t be any noticeable changes, but if you see text on the site where it normally doesn’t belong or if the search features don’t work, [...]

…I doubt it, but history suggests that Justices who were out of touch with their contemporaries periodically appear rather favorably to future generations. I was culling through my old copy of “The Supreme Court in US History” for some other posts (here and here) when I discovered this interesting passage about the great Chief Justice [...]

The Washington Post had a article recently about the way in which more and more American’s are viewing the court as too conservative. 33% of Americans feel that the Court is too conservative and only 47% believe that the court is balanced. 55% of Americans agree with the court’s ruling in Carhart but 70% disagree [...]

I admit that I made a slight mistake in yesterday’s post about Snarlin’ Arlen and his attack on judicial independence- I asserted, without clarifiying, that there was nothing “a Senator can do to a Supreme Court Justice save for pushing for impeachment.” Some very intelligent people have been arguing that Congress can reign in these [...]

As I was doing research for a post about the latest Court-packing plan (suggestion?) and I stumbled across a rather interesting set of events. Here are the facts that I know: In March of 1937, the Democratic President Andrew Jackson was wrapping up his wildly divisive, eight-year Presidency. His hand picked successor, Martin Van Buren, [...]

Once You Go Brown…

Apparently, the United States and India just recently (as in, circa last Friday) agreed on their nuclear energy cooperation deal. This deal has been in the works for at least a year now, and all of the pros and cons have been repeatedly beaten into everyone’s heads. Supporters say the nuclear deal will strengthen non-proliferation [...]

Apparently Arlen Specter isn’t particularly happy with the recent Stare Decisis-related performances of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito. I’m not exactly sure what he wants to do about it, but it looks like he just wants to take a look at past decisions and remarks from the two Justices and decide whether or not [...]



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