April 29, 2016

Obamacare before the Supreme Court: “The Emperor Has No Clothes!”

In a case of “the Emperor has no clothes,” the justices played the part of the skeptic to the Obama Administration’s protestations of Obamacare’s constitutionality. With the oral arguments on constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act over, let’s take a look back at the reactions to the arguments: [cont…]

And the funniest guy on the Supreme Court is…

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And Chief Justice Roberts has taken that to heart. On Monday, while the Supreme Court was taking oral arguments and handing down opinions, the Chief took several opportunities to poke fun and to shoot off a witty question. After handing down a unanimous opinion rejecting […]

Justice Alito versus…the Supreme Court?

Justice Alito wears his heart on his sleeve. And he’s not afraid to take on the whole court to do it. Yesterday, Justice Alito was the lone dissenting voice in the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Westboro Baptists to protest at military funerals. As Josh Blackman points out, though, it’s not his first time. Last […]

Life at 133 questions an hour; or, do the Supremes really care what the lawyers think?

Curiously, to many, Justice Clarence Thomas rarely asks questions during oral arguments at the Supreme Court. If at all. Here’s a run down of his stats, as well as some other interesting numbers related to questioning by Supreme Court Justices (according to Constitutional Daily): 5 – Years Clarence Thomas has gone without asking a question […]