Justice Kennedy provides a substantial gain for citizen initiatives.
The Supreme Court adjourns for the Term with decisions about redistricting, air pollution, and executions. Burt Likko summarizes each of them, and offers a sad observation about judicial comity losing one of its most prominent sentinels,
The legal writing in Obergefell v. Hodges is both a model and a caution for future writers, especially those who, like lawyers, would write to persuade.
This one is going to be a squeaker.
A revealing remark from a prosecutor arguing before the Supreme Court today, complete with Burt Likko’s translation of an exchange in plain English.
Same cast, brand new season! Burt Likko offers a look at some of the high points of the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2014-2015 Term.
Burt Likko was going to offer a mild criticism of The Notorious RBG. Then he thought again.
It’s the close of the term, and here’s a recap of the major cases from SCOTUS this year. Some surprising results. Some, not so much. Alsotoo: we’re waiting until Monday for the Hobby Lobby and Harris decisions.