Links tagged with “supremecourt”
Getting Nearer and Nearer by David Cole | The New York Review of Books
Just for the bit about how the courts’ “job is to enforce the law, even if, and especially when, public opinion is against it. … Democracy is not particularly good at protecting the rights of minorities. … [Courts] will sometimes make decisions that result in short-term backlash.”
The Gay Path Through the Courts by David Cole | The New York Review of Books
Subscribers only unfortunately. But I liked this for its descriptions of how the Supreme Court rules on things, and how cases that are ostensibly about a particular crime are used to force a decision on constitutional issues. Also about how the Court tries (ideally) to follow, rather than lead, society.
The Court: A Talk with Judge Richard Posner by Eric J. Segall | The New York Review of Books
Interesting (and subscribers only) but saving it for this quote: “We have a political system in which the definition of a gaffe is telling the truth.” Also, for some reason I love reading about the American judicial system.