Supreme Court

Kagan’s “Modest” Day 1

Day 1 is done in Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s hearings to become the 112th Supreme Court justice. Thus far there has been relatively little about Kagan herself. In between memorials for Senator Bobby Byrd and Sandra Day O’Connor’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s husband, Republicans griped that no matter what Kagan says, they don’t think …

Quote of the Day

From the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in a sexting case earlier today (via the NYT):

Chief Justice Roberts warned against devising a legal rule that “would require people basically to have two of these things with them, two of whatever they are — the text messager or the BlackBerrys or whatever.”

Since when did Supreme Court …

In the Arena In the Arena

“…And I Approve This Message”

President Obama is rightly outraged by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case, which allows corporations and unions to directly support political candidates during campaigns. Anything that adds to the sum total of consultant-driven crap that besieges us at election time is a bad thing.

But. There are no ground rules …

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