Tag Archives: Activist Judges

Gideon’s Trumpet Again

Anthony Lewis recently passed away – the man who made America actually pay attention to the Supreme Court. Someone had to explain what was going on after the 1954 Brown decision that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white … Continue reading

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Walking the Lobster

The French poet and translator Gérard de Nerval was a bit odd – he had a pet lobster named Thibault he took for walks in the Palais Royal gardens in Paris, on the end of a blue silk ribbon no less. But his translation … Continue reading

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Law and Order and Bozo the Clown

Yeah, yeah – everyone’s an expert. And that’s harmless enough when you’re arguing about whether Daisuke Matsuzaka should have used a change-up, preventing Shin-Soo Choo’s homer in the first inning, instead of the fastball, even if Boston beat the Indians … Continue reading

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Jurisprudence and Prudence

Aside from being a sexual hound dog, John Edwards was never going to be president. He may have said exactly the right things for the right constituencies – there were two Americas and it was time for the little guy, or … Continue reading

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Obama the Tease

We all know the tease. It’s late in the evening and you’ve flopped down in the big chair to catch the late local News at Eleven, because it’s been a hard complex day and you just want to find out … Continue reading

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Obscure No Longer

Okay, okay – Monday, May 10, 2010, and Obama announces his nominee to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court, the second vacancy in the first sixteen months of his presidency. And he chooses the Solicitor General of the … Continue reading

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