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    totally uncalled for. No one uses the bench to criticize remark on current political policies.

    Scalia thinks he is the smartest judge in the room. Thank God John Roberts and Elena Kagen are there...
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    They have to have been legally stopped or arrested for something, Scotty. Then the authorities can request their papers.

    Politico explains it fairly well...
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    Split decision today on the Arizona immigration law, and the Federal challenge to its' constitutionality - the Court struck down the majority of the bill, though it upheld the state's right to enact...
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    Kennedy is now considered the Court's swing vote, and he is a staunch Catholic. While he says he does not allow his faith to interefere with his decisions, it will be interesting to see his reactions...
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    Proposition 8 ruling opens door to Supreme Court test
    June 5, 2012 | 10:09 am

    A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected an appeal of Februarys ruling that overturned Proposition 8, a move that...
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    Interesting decision - the Court ruled 9-0 that the plaintiffs could not proceed with the class action, though this part of the ruling was based on Federal class action law and procedure. In a more...
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    Supreme Court rules for Wal-Mart in massive job discrimination lawsuit


    The Supreme Court put the brakes on a massive job discrimination lawsuit against mega-retailer Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,...
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    On a completely unrelated note, I was watching CNN last night at the gym, where a commentator was discussing the oral argument of the WalMart case, and then the Roberts Court in general. In her...
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    If I remember it correctly, the standard in civil rights cases (they are called 1983 actions under Federal Law) forces you to establish a pattern of government misconduct. 1 incident won't win the...
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    Typically, Craig, you will never get a specific answer to that question, unless the justice 1) had given some specific insight to his thinking with questions at oral arguments (which is a very...
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    Supreme Court rejects damages for innocent man who spent 14 years on death row

    In a 5-4 ruling, justices overturn a jury verdict awarding $14 million to John Thompson, who had sued then-New...
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    From everything I have heard about the Wal-Mart case, there does not seem to be much of a dispute that the original 6 plaintiffs have a legitimate cause of action. The only question before the Court...
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    Justices question next step for massive Wal-Mart discrimination suit
    By Robert Barnes, Tuesday, March 29, 1:16 PM

    Supreme Court justices questioned the underpinnings of a massive class-action...
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    See, I have to disagree with this, Dry. He's a graduate of Yale Law School, past head of the EEOC, and was an appeallate court judge before getting to the big bench. You don't have that kind of...
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    Could? I'd dare say most of what is handed down is about 75% + composed by clerks, based on principles expressed in meetings with the Justice. After a solid draft is assembled, then I think the...
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    This appeared in the Op-Ed section of yesterday's NY Times. The swipe they take at Thomas (as well as the rest of the court), without mentioning anyone by name, is rather epic, I think:



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    Actually, Ti, for as quiet as he is from the bench, (5 years and counting...), he is a prolific writer (or at least his clerks are).

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/author.php?Thomas



    I...
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    Taking on judges just doesn't happen, Craig. Mostly out of fear, I believe. Lawyers rarely challenge the judiciary.

    I don't know if you are at all familiar with the "Kids For Cash" situation that...
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    Clarence Thomas' Criminal Behavior
    by Paul Campos
    March 3, 2011


    The criminal-law scholar George Fletcher once quipped that the maxim "ignorance of the law is no excuse" is one of the few...
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    That was when Stevens was still on the bench, Munchin. Kagan didn't replace him until this term started in October, 2010.
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    This is one funny Court when it comes to First Amendment issues. Probably one of the only areas of law Scalia and Ginsberg consistently agree.

    I liked Alito's dissent. He really tried to keep...
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    That's part of the Judicial Code of Ethics, which they are still bound by, Kirkus. Of course, the definition of "appearance of impropriety" has many different spins interpretations.

    The NY Times...
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    Article 3 says justices hold their office "during good behavior", which has been interpreted to mean the same standard as "high crimes and misdemeanors" being the only grounds for impeachment.

    In...
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    NYTimes had a very interesting article on Clarence Thomas in yesterday's edition

    If Thomas holds true to form, next Tuesday (the 22nd) will be the fifth anniversary of Clarence's silence during...
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    Jeffrey Toobin talks about Bush v. Gore, ten years after.

    http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2010/12/06/101206taco_talk_toobin
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