Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The U.S. Supremes Are Different.
In some ways the Supreme Court of the United States is a model. The clerks-- the people who really do the great bulk of the work-- are brilliant. The court can get away with things that no other court can; there is no court above them. It is a court that takes very few of its cases except at its own discretion. It is, for these reasons, the most politicized court. The rest of us have to do what a majority of them say, so they are important. A wonderful way to keep track of them as they finish up their term and get ready to take their three-month hiatus is a round table at Slate Magazine featuring Walter Dellinger, Dahlia Lithwick, and Justice Richard A. Posner, which I commend to your attention.