Tag Archives: Antonin Scalia

Tom Garrett for Supreme Court Justice

In the wake of the death of the most brilliant legal mind of my lifetime, we’ve already drowned in stories ranging from simple political posturing to outright grave-dancing. President Obama should select a nominee for the Supreme Court.  Failing to … Continue reading

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Distortion for the Greater Good

It’s as fascinating as it is frustrating to watch the media spin a story to suit its preferred narrative. Our weekly example comes from the controversy surrounding oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, the latest affirmative action case to reach … Continue reading

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Best of 2013

I wasn’t quite as prolific in 2013 as I was in 2012, as this will be “only” the 72nd post on this blog this year.  However, part of that had to do with the fact that I’ve been writing for … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: Constitutional Law and George Zimmerman

In part one of this lengthy podcast, Harrison Weinhold stops by to talk about the very eventful week in Supreme Court news, as he and Tom talk constitutional theory, how Supreme Court opinions, whether “liberal” or “conservative,” read more and more … Continue reading

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Understanding Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia authored a Supreme Court opinion published today that curtailed certain kinds of police searches using drug-sniffing dogs.  The holding in Florida v. Jardines was that such searches are unconstitutional and a violation of the rights secured by the Fourth … Continue reading

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