Obama’s Would-Be “Rule of Law” Counselor Calls Bradley Manning’s Treatment Unconstitutional

By: Sunday April 10, 2011 7:01 pm

In Charlie Savage’s story from last year on the sidelining of Laurence Tribe as head of an “Access to Justice” program at DOJ, he reported that Tribe originally believed he would serve as counselor for “rule of law” issues in Obama’s Administration. There was also concern over how his presence might play out internally, several [...]

Search and Replace: Sexually Dangerous Person, Terrorist

By: Monday May 17, 2010 10:38 am

Just as a little thought experiment, let’s look how some passages from SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan’s successful argument in U.S. v. Comstock–in which SCOTUS just voted 7-2 to affirm the federal government’s authority to indefinitely detain sex offenders who are mentally ill–appear when we replace the term “sexually dangerous person” with “terrorist.” (See Adam B’s [...]

Sotomayor Refuses to Give Government Privilege for Me But Not for Thee

By: Wednesday December 9, 2009 10:12 am

The government tried to use a case reviewed this year to get SCOTUS to buy off on their larger claims of privilege. Thankfully, Justice Sotomayor declined to do that.

Will Miguel Estrada Represent John Yoo Before Sonia Sotomayor at SCOTUS?

By: Friday July 17, 2009 10:30 am

Will Miguel Estrada face Sonia Sotomayor in one of her early cases on SCOTUS, as Estrada tries to defend John Yoo’s crappy lawyering?

Feingold Asks Sotomayor about Executive Power

By: Tuesday July 14, 2009 3:12 pm

I’m worried about the way that Sotomayor answered a question on “unreasonable search and seizure.” But I’m heartened by her answer to a Korematsu question.

Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings, Day 2, Part IV

By: Tuesday July 14, 2009 12:53 pm

Schumer up.

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