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The blogs have been abuzz with this article from the Examiner about David Souter’s problems on the Court. We’ve known for some time now that David Souter hasn’t been enjoying his tenure on the Court. Justice Souter started out as a conservative Justice but has since converted into a card-carrying member of the Court’s liberal [...]

All of the law blogs on the internet are exploding with analysis about how the 2006 term is the sign of a major revolution in Constitutional Theory that will undo a lot of the moderate-conservative work of the Rhenquist Court (1985-2005). Balkanization, SCOTUSblog, The New York Times here and here, Washington Post, Prawfsblawg, Georgetown Law [...]

After a disappointingly slow week, the Court handed down five opinions, one Per Curiam reversal, and a marginally interesting orders list today. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but a per curiam opinion is usually issued when the Court rejects a case based on procedural grounds and chooses to deny certiorari. Per Curiam decisions [...]

After yesterday’s dense post, this one is much, much lighter. About 2,200 words lighter. During oral arugments in Office of Senator Mark Dayton v. Hanson one of the arguing attorney’s calling Justice Souter by the wrong name. Ownage ensued. MS. MANNING: No Justice Ginsburg, there has been no waiver — JUSTICE SOUTER: I’m Justice Souter. [...]



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