Would you be nervous if you had to deliver an argument before the Supreme Court's chief justice?
Many political scientists use quantitative methods. We analyze data with statistical tools and techniques, and most of the time, this practice is uncontroversial. However, quantitative political science has recently become politically contentious, thanks in part to a case on political redistricting in front of the Supreme Court, Gill v. Show More Summary
Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against international lobbyist and Trump campaign chief, Paul Manafort, and pleading by Trump campaign foreign policy aide, George Papadopoulos, cast long shadows over other top Trump administration officials—starting with Commerce...
The commerce secretary's Cyprus bank may have helped Manafort launder millions. Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against international lobbyist and Trump campaign chief, Paul Manafort, and pleading by Trump...Show More Summary
Several justices on the nation's highest court are heading to Massachusetts to celebrate the bicentennial of Harvard Law School. Chief Justice John Roberts will be joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, … Click to Continue »
Nice Bob Barnes at WaPo. … Continue reading ?
In 2012, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. told a university audience that the challenge for the Supreme Court for the next 50 years would be "how we [adapt] old, established rules to new technology." That comment is usually quoted in connection with technological changes that have required the...
The Washington state Criminal Justice Training Commission is moving forward with charges to strip former Granger Police Chief Robert Perales of his police credentials. The Yakima Herald reported Monday that … Click to Continue »
The former District Attorney of Philadelphia told MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber that former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is unlikely to protect President Donald Trump from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Late Friday afternoon, Priebus’ defense...
The Superior Court of Washington, D.C. handed another win to digital privacy advocates earlier this week, chiding the Department of Justice along the way. Chief Judge Robert Morin set more limitations on the DOJ's attempt to vacuum up...Show More Summary
Ouch: Dear Chief Justice John Roberts: I write today on behalf of the American Sociological Association, the nation’s largest scholarly professional association of sociologists, to respond to a comment you made during oral arguments on Tuesday, October 3rd for the … Continue reading ?
This op-ed about politicians actually takes off from Chief Justice Roberts’ “gobbledygook” quote in Gill. I also had a strong reaction to the “fake folksiness.” (It’s immune to Benadryl.) … Continue reading ?
Chief Justice John Roberts said the court's integrity could be harmed by getting involved in the case. Ruth Bader Ginsburg said there was a greater danger.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a landmark case that could drive a stake in many of the nation’s most aggressive partisan gerrymanders. Chief Justice John Roberts, however, wanted no part of this effort. In a candid exchange with voting rights attorney Paul Smith, the author of the Supreme Court’s opinion […]
The Supreme Court heard oral argument Tuesday in the controversial gerrymandering case Gill v. Whitford, which poses the question of whether gerrymandering for partisan, not racial, reasons can be unconstitutional. There is a legitimate concern that there is no objective standard by which lower courts could apply whatever rule the court comes up with and, worse, […]
Thread . And here’s his Economist story on the oral argument. And Jesse Wegman for the NY Times opinion sounding similar themes. … Continue reading ?
At oral arguments for a landmark case about partisan redistricting, the Supreme Court's conservatives seemed skeptical that big data could be used to prove unconstitutional bias.
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will meet with law students and lawyers Wednesday in Mississippi. Roberts, who has led the nation's highest court since 2005, is coming to … Click to Continue »
The chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is coming to Mississippi to help the state celebrate its 200th birthday. John Roberts, who was appointed chief justice by former President … Click to Continue »
The chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is helping Mississippi mark the bicentennial of statehood and its judicial system. Justice John Roberts is scheduled to be in the state … Click to Continue »