Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Tuesday, 5/5/15, Public Square

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Saturday, 4/13/13, Public Square

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by | April 13, 2013 · 6:00 am

Justice Stevens Retires

Justice John Paul Stevens, the oldest member of the Court, has announced that he will retire at the end of this summer. Stevens, who is 11 days shy of his 90th birthday, said he hopes his successor is confirmed “well in advance of the commencement of the court’s next term.”

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THE SUPREME COURT AND THE REAL WORLD – Michael Keegan

For serious political hacks, the real importance of the next couple of presidential terms is not the same as the average voter’s concerns. For them, the whole thing revolves around SCOTUS appointments. ~sekanblogger

FIRST SUPREME COURT

FIRST SUPREME COURT

 At a speech this year, Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out that for the first time in history, every single Supreme Court Justice came directly from a federal circuit court.  He argued that this was something to be celebrated, but his appraisal isn’t just suspect; it’s perfectly in line with his aggressively conservative judicial agenda.

 At his confirmation hearing, Roberts famously compared the job of a judge to that of a baseball umpire. Measure the strike zone, then decide whether the pitches wander beyond it. In his vision, the ideal judge is little more than a technician, coldly dividing the world into balls and strikes.
If that’s the case, then there’s no better training for being a judge than … being a judge. After all, an umpire’s eye only improves with practice, so why not the same for a Chief Justice? Continue reading

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