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Abortion rights, women's rights: A major victory

The government has finally been ushered out of the exam room.

In a definitive step protecting women and their very private decision-making, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth District on December 22 permanently… 419 more words


"What is Judicial Restraint?" By Bruce Frohnen

Arguments about judicial restraint are not often principled arguments about jurisprudence; instead, they’re politics by other means. When the Court is conservative, as it is now, liberal legal scholars tend to urge judicial restraint; when the court is liberal, it’s conservatives who urge restraint. 1,563 more words

Essays And Reviews

From Dahlia Lithwick: "Scales of Justice"

It’s almost the weekend and definitely time for some comic relief…The below is a well written article of what must have been an unusually humorous (given the Justices involved) and good-natured day at court. 1,654 more words


Guilty pleasure

In my post, The evisceration of Dahlia Lithwick, I referred to Ms.Lithwick as being “very bright.” Among a lot of other things, I also added: ” Lithwick can be a tiresome scold. 265 more words

The evisceration of Dahlia Lithwick

If you want to read a great piece of critical legal writing, page through Scott Greenfield’s piece Horse-Trading Constitutional Rights. Scott incisively dissects a poorly reasoned article written by the very bright Dahlia Lithwick for… 66 more words

Is the Supreme Court Out of Order?

The latest session of the US Supreme Court was especially contentious, with important decisions on the separation of church and state, organized labor, campaign finance reform, birth control and women’s health, among others, splitting the court along its 5-4 conservative-liberal divide. 195 more words


Robert Sheer, et al: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Deadly Shooting, Foreign Policy and Ed Snowden

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truthdig.com  May 30, 2014

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Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists  127 more words