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  • Judges should be free to speak their minds

    We suffer from a naive conviction that judges are supposed to be completely objective. We somehow believe that they come to the bench to the antiseptic venue of a courtroom stripped of any biases, any prejudgments and any idiosyncratic views of how society should work. One supposes that in Thomas More's "Utopia," judicial robots could apply the law without fear or favor, and justice could be meted out as the blindfolded lady who holds the scales in her hand does, impervious to that which swirls about her.
  • 'Arguendo' puts a deft, audacious spin on a Supreme Court argument

    'Arguendo' puts a deft, audacious spin on a Supreme Court argument
    It seems safe to say that when the U.S. Supreme Court heard Barnes v. Glen Theatre in 1991, it couldn't have foreseen the rampant hilarity, intellectual heft and kinetic amazement of "Arguendo," now at REDCAT through Sunday. By applying the same...

    Obama unlikely to alter Supreme Court ideology with Republican Senate

    Obama unlikely to alter Supreme Court ideology with Republican Senate
    The window for President Obama to add another liberal justice to the Supreme Court probably closed last week when Republicans took control of the Senate. Over the last 10 years, the Senate's vote on high court nominees has increasingly followed party...

    Another judge stands up for the people with a blistering dissent

    Judicial dissents often make for the most important, interesting and entertaining reading in major cases. Now comes Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, bidding to take her place next to great dissenters Supreme Court...

    Carol Burnett is working on a book about her TV show

    Comedian Carol Burnett is working on a book about her television show, she told Rosie O'Donnell before an audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The Wall Street Journal reports that Burnett "is writing liner notes about various sketches she...