Month: April 2010

Thicker Skins for Pettition-Signers?

“The First Amendment does not protect you from criticism or even nasty phone calls” said Justice Scalia in questioning a lawyer representing Referendum 71 petition-signers who want to remain anonymous. The attorney for the petitioners, James Bopp, Jr. argued that

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Happy 90th Justice Stevens!

Always courteous, retiring Justice John Paul Stevens questioned a lawyer arguing before the Court.

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Busy Day (for me) at the Court

The Supreme Court heard arguments in two interesting cases today neither of which made Nightly News (which is why I’m posting the drawings here). In the first, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez,  a Christian student group challenged a University of

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