A Remarkable Story on the Roberts’ Court

Even though this is the week when the media are contemplating the wider constitutional implications of the stinging defeat for the Bush administration in the Hamdan case, I cannot recall any end-of-term assessment of a supreme court of appeal similar to today’s NYT. Not merely the lead on the front page, but 2 full pages inside with detailed examinations of the court voting record on the major public law cases.

I found the graphics particularly helpful – one tidbit: Chief Justice Roberts voted with Justice Scalia in all but one case.

It would be nice if the same sort of attention was paid to our court, but then in Ron Cheffin’s words, it’s still the Quiet Court in an Unquiet Country“.

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