There has been a huge hoopla over comments made by Judge Richard Posner during a HuffPost Live interview with Mike Sacks, and in various other media outlets, that he likely made the wrong decision upholding Indiana's Voter ID law in Crawford v. Marion County.
A simple before-and-after turnout test won't ever be up to the task. It's bad math that leads to bad legal analysis. Think of it as cotton-candy statistics: It looks tempting, at least at first, but there's absolutely no substance to it. It should not be used to gum up the conversation.
Roberts is a Stepford judge - the tip of the spear of the conservative movement's three decade long march through the judiciary - a robotic ideologue ceaselessly committed to undermining legal protections for the vulnerable while further stacking the deck in favor of the already-powerful.
When will the expansiveness of the Second Amendment be curtailed? When will elected representatives in Washington act and not utter wasted words? When will President Obama act to make gun control part of his second term?
The Obama administration is currently losing its argument for the CFPA. It is suffering under some of the same criticisms as its health care reform plan: in particular, that choice will be limited by minimum regulatory standards.