Category: The Law Today

Electing a President and a Supreme Court Justice

Electing a President and a Supreme Court Justice

Judges, generally, should not be subject to election. The philosophy behind insulating the judiciary from popularity votes is fairly straightforward: a judge who is weighing the merits of a case should not need to...

The Law Today: The Calculations for a Supreme Retirement in the Age of Obama

The Law Today: The Calculations for a Supreme Retirement in the Age of Obama

This commentary stems from an article by Bill Scher published at RealClearPolitics.com In his piece, Mr. Scher reflects, quite well, on the political landscape of the “swing vote” on the Supreme Court and the...