Is Sonia Sotomayor already the Supreme Court’s most outspoken liberal?
She started asking questions in the first minute of her first day yesterday, and by the L.A. Times‘ count, she asked 36 in the first hour. Then she and Justice Ginsburg teamed up to ask most of the questions in the second hour. Read More
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia loves Sex and the City; bums cigarettes from Sarah Jessica Parker. [Intelligencer]
Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky are getting ready to wed in October. Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman is reportedly designing the gown. [P6]
Salman Rushdie’s 11-year-old son thinks four wives is enough. [Read More
A reader caught this interesting part of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissenting opinion from the court’s decision to push the Bush administration EPA to monitor gasses that affect global warming.
“Not only is EPA’s interpretation reasonable, it is far more plausible than the Court’s alternative. As the Court correctly points out, ‘all Read More
Antonin Scalia is determined to make his private reputation as a hothead his public image.
The private reputation as a bully has long been whispered. (It’s all through Joan Biskupic’s bio of Sandra Day O’Connor (S.D.O: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice)).
But Scalia wants to Read More
Still heated by John Kerry’s performance in Coral Gables, Fla., the night before, a couple of hundred people jammed the Asia Society’s auditorium on Oct. 1 to see a movie glorifying Mr. Kerry and then walked four blocks through the tranquil Upper East Side to the Council on Foreign Relations for dinner. The movie was Read More
Talk about a Constitutional crisis: When the Supreme Court
threw out a Georgia law that forced Indians off lands given them by treaty, the
Southern lawmakers simply pretended the decision didn’t exist. All eyes turned
to the President, Andrew Jackson, to see if he would support the federal
judiciary. Jackson, no great fan of the Read More
The past year’s carnival of national scandal-with all its noisy displays of lechery and hypocrisy, leaking and lying-left few public figures with their dignity intact. Particularly in the nation’s capital, there aren’t many who today seem wiser rather than more foolish. But now, as Congress considers what to do about the statute that created this Read More