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I blogged a few days ago about the surprising turn of events in which the Court refused to stay an execution on Tuesday but granted a stay in a nearly identical case on Thursday. According to TheRegister (via Engadget), Michael Richards was unable to receive a stay on his execution because his attorney was 20 [...]

The New York Times features an editorial today about Clarence Thomas today entitled “The Angriest Justice.” The author argues that because Justice Thomas wrote a book that may not be “consistent with the dignity of the court,” he could be an impartial jurist. The problem with Justice Thomas’s book, “My Grandfather’s Son,” is that it [...]

Justice Bauer?

Its no secret that Justice Scalia loves 24, but seeing the Justices in cartoon form is always funny.

Clarence Speaks!

As a person who was only 2-years old when Clarence Thomas when through the confirmation process and 3-years old when he took his seat on the bench, I was shocked to see Clarence speak so much during his interview on 60-minutes. Part I: Part II: Part III: Though I’ve always heard the rhetoric he used [...]

Judges Have Lives Too

The folks over at the Sentencing Law and Policy blog (creatively named after a textbook published with the same name and written by the same authors) have broken the news of Federal District Judge Paul Cassell’s retirement. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be a major issue, but the WSJ law blog highlights the most important part of [...]

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 [...]

Although my friends and family would call me argumentative to fault, I try to make a point of admitting when I’m wrong. I’ve been watching this spectacular debate between Justices Breyer and Scalia and it looks like I might have seriously underrated the value of originalism. If you have 90 minutes to spare, I suggest [...]

RedState.com is probably the most legit conservative blog on the ‘net, placing them in a position of legitimacy just above Tom Delay’s Blog and below PerezHilton.com. As a conservative blog, it should surprise no one that they aren’t huge fans of Justice Breyer or any members of the liberal block. Now that conservatives been winning [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]



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