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Two months into the term, the Supreme Court has held oral arguments in 19 different cases. After reading a few of the transcripts, I thought it would be interesting to see which Justices spoke most often during oral arguments. I found transcripts from the usual place and I copied the text into TextMate. From there, [...]

C-Span followed Clarence Thomas around his book release party at the home of Armstrong Williams. Its a rather amusing video with cameos from David Souter, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, the ever-lovely Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arlen Specter, Lindsey Graham, Dick Cheney and a plethora of mid-major political stars and their spouses. Here [...]

In a debate between Justices Scalia and Breyer that took place almost a 9 months ago, both Justices declared that they were more concerned with establishing broad precedence than reaching a sound conclusion in a single case. Here are the comments from the Justices: Scalia: I don’t much care about your particular case. I am [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bill Posner (not Richard Posner) writes a rather interesting article about the now infamous banner at the center of Morse v. Fredrick over at his blog, Language Log. Posner contends that the Justices, especially the conservative ones, may have overanalyzed the banner in question by ignoring “the possibility that the utterance is meaningless.” By assuming [...]

Sources all of the ‘net have been citing the number of 5-4 cases as ’24.’ The problem with that, however, is that only 21 cases were decided on a 5-4 vote. If you take a look at the articles that I listed in my last post (here), nearly all of them suggest that 24 cases [...]



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