The press complains that five conservative justices on the Supreme Court walk in lockstep to promote their agenda. And that may very well be the case. But in the interest of journalistic fairness, should it not be pointed out that the four liberal justices stick together all the time as well? If a case is to be decided on its merits, would we not expect from time to time that someone on each side would occasionally defect to the other?

When it attributes the virtues to one bloc and the vices to the other, the media — like the court — is displaying bad judgment.

John D. Newell, Annapolis