His record indicates a willingness to draw on practical experiences when deciding issues related to fair-trial rights and the balance of power between the prosecution and defense. But it leaves room for debate on how he'll resolve those issues.
The epic battle to fill the Supreme Court seat held by Justice Scalia has progressives fantasizing about the first liberal high court majority in more than 40 years. In fact, it’s a moment of peril for progressives and issues they care about.
Our constitutional system only works if the institutional players adhere in good faith to the Constitution's basic rules. Our strong hunch is Hamilton and other Framers would not hesitate to call out Republican leaders for their pre-announced departure.
This week, the Supreme Court will hear Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that could help determine whether safe and legal abortion care will be available to poor and disadvantaged women in large swathes of the country.
We all should have known more about how sick Justice Scalia really was. Each Supreme Court justice should be required to take regular physicals and share with the public the material results of those examinations.
Ronald Castille’s conflict of interest in Williams v. Pennsylvania, which will be before the Supreme Court on Monday, is so extreme and antithetical to fundamental fairness that the Supreme Court needs to step in.