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  • Originally published 04/06/2016

    The Supreme Court Mystery We Couldn’t Solve

    Brian Johnson

    The Obama administration claims that every nominee to the Court since 1875 has received a hearing or an up or down vote. So what happened in 1875? Nothing as far as we could determine.

  • Originally published 02/22/2016

    Looking Back

    Jeffrey Toobin

    Antonin Scalia, who died this month, after nearly three decades on the Supreme Court, devoted his professional life to making the United States a less fair, less tolerant, and less admirable democracy. Fortunately, he mostly failed.

  • Originally published 02/15/2016

    Top 5 Scalia Rulings that helped Progressives

    Juan Cole

    Perhaps his passing is an opportunity to point to a few things on which we, as Americans, did agree, because of our commitment to the Constitution, however different our interpretation of it might be in general.

  • Originally published 02/15/2016

    Antonin Scalia’s Lasting Influence

    He showed modern presidents and political parties that it is possible to pick a Supreme Court justice who shines brightly without shifting shape.

  • Originally published 07/09/2014

    Scalia’s an Originalist When It’s Convenient

    Bruce Allen Murphy

    While Antonin Scalia is winning his career-long war for more governmental accommodation of religion, he is doing it by silently consenting to the further dismantling of one of his most important decisions.

  • Originally published 05/07/2014

    For Justices, Free Speech Often Means ‘Speech I Agree With’

    “While liberal justices are over all more supportive of free speech claims than conservative justices, the votes of both liberal and conservative justices tend to reflect their preferences toward the ideological groupings of the speaker.”