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Judges and 'Speaking Out'

Joel Cohen | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Would those who criticize Justice Stevens' public statements and writings, particularly concerning public financing of elections, stop just because they could be certain he would have totally ended his career as a judge?

Originalism: The Dark Misunderstanding

Deedee Freedberg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Deedee Freedberg

At the time of his now crucial rejection by the senate, Robert Bork's importance did not fully reach me. I knew him only as Solicitor General, third o...

Vulgar Borkians: The Tea Party and the Judge

Lawrence Rosenthal | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Rosenthal

Zero-sum thinking in American conservatism goes deeper than disputing spoils. The Tea Party's view about things like benefits is a subset of a more general vein of conservative thought in which liberty itself is seen as a zero-sum commodity.

Bork: A Watergate Pass, But No On His Judicial Philosophy

Stanley Kutler | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The death of Robert H. Bork on Wednesday brings to mind his singular moment: the Senate's rejection of his Supreme Court nomination in 1987.

Opposition to Robert Bork Was Not 'Shameful'

Asher Smith | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Asher Smith

Democrats opposing Bork's nomination would have seen their votes as not just a stand against a particular judicial nominee but as a vote against the social agenda of an administration they felt was attempting to turn the page on the progress of previous decades.

To Bain Or Not To Bain?

Steven Clifford | Posted 09.18.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The presidential election hinges on whether "bain" becomes a verb.

Borking Barak: Why the Right's Newest Attack on Kagan Is Wrong

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

This week, Republicans ramped up their newest attack on Elena Kagan: her praise in 2006 for Aharon Barak, Israel's former Chief Justice. This line of attack is as baseless as it is unsound.

Robert Bork: Elena Kagan Unfit For Supreme Court Due To Pro-Choice Views

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Failed conservative Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork is joining anti-abortion activists to publicly oppose confirming Elena Kagan ...