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  • The Supreme Court's habeas hearing

    Afew months after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. government transported almost 700 suspected terrorists who had been captured abroad to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, where the Bush administration assumed -- wrongly -- that they would have no...
  • The 5-4 court

    WHEN THE Supreme Court in its 2005-06 term handed down unanimous decisions on two controversial subjects — abortion and campaign finance — it seemed possible that newly seated Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., an exponent of "judicial...
  • Rashomon justice

    Arecent study published in the Harvard Law Review suggests that video evidence, however clear to one viewer -- or to eight Supreme Court justices -- may not be persuasive to another. The basis of the study was a 2007 case reviewed by the Supreme Court...
  • Justice, at last

    The conviction of Jose Padilla by a jury of his peers demonstrates that accused terrorists can be tried in civilian courts offering a panoply of protections for the defendant. But if Tuesday's verdict is a vindication of the rule of law -- and a rebuke to...
  • A fool for a lawyer

    Does the 6th Amendment guarantee your right to hire a fool for a lawyer? It does not, the Supreme Court decided in the case of Indiana vs. Edwards, finding that a defendant does not have an absolute right to act as his own counsel at trial. The case...
  • The evolving Supreme Court

    Ayear ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court finished its second term under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the court was criticized -- including on this page -- for giving the lie to Roberts' paeans at his confirmation hearings to consensus and respect...
  • Does Antonin Scalia hate gays?

    Does Antonin Scalia hate gays?
    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has been widely criticized for referring in a recent interview to "that homophobe Antonin Scalia," an injudicious exercise in name-calling that obscures Frank's larger and more valid point: that the opinions of the tart-tongued...
  • Was Ted Kennedy right about Scotus?

    So was Ted Kennedy right after all? A year ago, the liberal lion in winter wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post in which he accused Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. of having misled the Senate (but not,...
  • Thomas marches to his own tune

    Sixteen years after he turned the tables on Anita Hill by telling a Senate committee that he was the victim of a "high-tech lynching," Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas remains a figure of fascination for journalists and amateur psychologists. The...
  • The Senate's Philadelphia lawyer

    If you had told me last Saturday that one of Sen. Larry Craig's Republican colleagues was covertly urging him to leave some wiggle room in his promise to resign, I like to think I instantly would have identified that colleague as Sen. Arlen Specter....
  • Bush and history

    Bush and history
    Asked six years ago about how history would judge the Iraq war, George W. Bush offered this characteristically cavalier response: "History. We don't know. We'll all be dead." Like the war that came to define it, Bush's presidency conceivably could be...