Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Swinging to a Decision

NYT's retiring Supreme Court reporter, Linda Greenhouse, writes about her years covering the court.

This line caught my eye:

"President Reagan nominated Robert Bork, a well-known conservative, to the "swing" seat on the court being vacated by Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr."

I didn't know the court had a "swing seat." I hope it has safety bar and all the justices get a chance to swing in it.


Anonymous r said...

The NYT can't even cover the SC without bias.

July 15, 2008 at 9:10 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

geez, we should know that the constitution requres that the specific seat is supposed to always be a swing seat.

also, justices should legislate from the bench, screw strict interpretation of the constitution!!!

July 16, 2008 at 8:33 AM 

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