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  • 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...
  • A U-turn on abortion

    THE U.S. SUPREME Court on Wednesday executed an unconscionable U-turn on abortion, upholding a restrictive federal law that is virtually indistinguishable from a Nebraska statute it struck down only seven years ago. For all his paeans to precedent during...
  • 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...
  • Big Teacher sees all

     
    One of the most famous -- and most controversial -- lines in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion comes from a 1969 case in which the justices upheld the right of students to express political opinions at a public school. The money quote from the decision,...
  • Decide already! [Updated]

     
    Aaargh. Again, the big news has been delayed. I refer not to the terms of Conan O'Brien's departure from NBC but a story around which non-entertainment reporters have been keeping a nervous vigil. Yes, it's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,...
  • Disrobing the justices

     
    Even if I hadn't covered the U.S. Supreme Court in a former life, I'd be looking forward eagerly to C-SPAN's interviews next month with members of the court, snippets of which are available now on YouTube. It's not often that TV viewers get to eye the...
  • Sonia Sotomayor's first Supreme Court class photo here

     
    If there was ever any doubt, today's class photo -- an annual ritual of the Supreme Court -- makes if official. Sonia Sotomayor is in the picture, the 111th justice, the third woman and the first Latino on the high......
  • 'Oleanna' on Broadway: What did the critics think?

     
    It's hard to believe that it's taken more than 15 years for David Mamet's "Oleanna" to finally reach Broadway. At this point, you could almost call it a period play. The two-person drama about an alleged incident of sexual harassment......
  • A race conversation? What are you talking about?

    Thank God for Barack Obama. For until his "More Perfect Union" speech last Tuesday, it seems it never occurred to anyone that America needed to talk about race. "Maybe this'll be the beginning of a conversation," Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan...
  • Is there a conflict between empathy and good judging?

    Is there a conflict between empathy and good judging?
    Today's topic: President Obama has come under fire for his "empathy" standard in selecting a Supreme Court nominee. Is there a conflict between considering the real-world implications of Supreme Court decisions and staying true to the intent of the...
  • Empathy, elections and justices

    Empathy, elections and justices
    Today's topic: How much of a mandate does President Obama have to structure the Supreme Court bench as he prefers? Elections matter, but don't expect the court to change much under Obama Point: Erwin Chemerinsky Presidential elections matter...