Tag: supreme court

Justice Stevens: The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment


For more than 200 years following the adoption of that amendment, federal judges uniformly understood that the right protected by that text was limited in two ways: First, it applied only to keeping and bearing arms for military purposes, and second, while it limited the power of the federal government, it did not impose any […]

In Supreme Court Opinions, Web Links to Nowhere


Supreme Court opinions have come down with a bad case of link rot. According to a new study, 49 percent of the hyperlinks in Supreme Court decisions no longer work. This can sometimes be amusing. A link in a 2011 Supreme Court opinion about violent video games by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. now leads to […]

Justice O’Connor: Maybe Bush V. Gore Was A Mistake


Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor says she has second thoughts on whether the Supreme Court

Justices say states can limit access to public records


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday said states are free to allow public records access only to

End of the line for Jammie Thomas-Rasset


For close on six years the dizzying file-sharing case of the RIAA vs Jammie Thomas-Rasset

Clarence Thomas hits five years without asking a question


This is just wrong. Justice Clarence Thomas hasn’t asked a question during the Supreme Court’s oral