Running Log 2012

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nutty for Nino

The supremes have been pontificating this month. Most of what they write is a great cure for insomnia. I head straight for the dissents. Here's Scalia giving the court hell over remanding some death penalty case. I have no idea what he's saying, but it sounds brilliant.

Our newest supreme is testing the waters with her own very concise dissent. She says she would let Roberts drive on this one with the condition that she would get to hold the map.

My favorite dissent so far this spring though is Thomas in US v Comstock. This case peeks in on a troubling trend of the government finding new ways to lock people up while torturing the definition of due process. Thomas takes a healthy kick at Congress for sidestepping limits to it's authority.

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