Tag archives for Supreme Court

V’s Legalese: An Introduction and Mission Statement

Dear Readers, Boy, the Supreme Court sure can be dull sometimes. If you’ve ever tried reading a judicial opinion, you probably got about four or five paragraphs in before seeing a citation for a case you’ve never heard of. It appears like an orange cone tossed into the middle of a NASCAR track. Suddenly you […]

A Lament for the Decline of Reasoned Discourse

“I attack ideas; I don’t attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas. And if you can’t separate the two . . . you don’t want to be a judge.” Justice Scalia died of natural causes and was quite certainly not assassinated.  But given the abundance of disrespect and vilification in discourse […]

Abortion: Morality & Politics (proceed with caution)

  2016 Update: This position is no longer the position I hold. I stand by what was written in 2013 as genuine at the time that it was written. And I have not changed a word of it since. But for those who end up reading it now, this is an old post with an […]