Category: Law

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Kim Davis Freed

The suckiest Labor Day weekend Kim Davis can remember will turn out to have been only fifteen minutes long in the cultural zeitgeist.

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Une Vignette Fantastique du Kentucky

An indulgence in what would be an act of political courage and principle, if it were to actually take place, which we all know it will not.

52

Know Your Executioner

A condemned man in Tennessee wants his lawyers to depose the people who would be his executioners.

66

Big Monday, 2015

The Supreme Court adjourns for the Term with decisions about redistricting, air pollution, and executions. Burt Likko summarizes each of them, and offers a sad observation about judicial comity losing one of its most prominent sentinels,

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Marriage!

Obergefell was announced by SCOTUS this morning. 5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage rights. Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to both issues SSM licenses and to recognize licenses issued by other states. Opinion by...

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Delivering Due Deference

Chief Justice Roberts was nearly silent during oral argument, and then wrote the 6-3 majority opinion in today’s Obamacare case. Burt Likko replies to Justice Antonin Scalia’s accusations of through-the-looking-glass judicial activism.

73

A Sore Test of a New Conviction

Strong is the desire for vengeance. Pretends to be “justice,” vengeance does.

But down that path, no benefit will you find.

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Walker, Texas Lawsuit

What happens when a fraternal organization, dedicated to commemorating Confederate veterans of the U.S. Civil War, declares “all in” before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a case where there appear to be two directly controlling yet contradictory cases and the ideological alignments of the Justices are apparently inverted? Burt Likko breaks down today’s license plate case.