Sonia Sotomayor

America Has Stopped Being a Civilized Nation

NASHVILLE — On Thursday morning, The Knoxville News Sentinel published a front-page story by Matt Lakin about the imminent execution of Billy Ray Irick. The inmate had been on death row since 1986, a year after he confessed to raping and murdering a 7-year-old child left in his care. The little …

Death Row

Justice Sotomayor: ‘We have stopped being a civilized nation and accepted barbarism’

The Supreme Court just ruled that a man may be tortured to death<p>Justice Sonia Sotomayor concludes her dissent in <i>Irick v. Tennessee</i> with the kind of …

Justice

Law school professor unleashes on Justice Sonia Sotomayor: She is only on the bench for 'Latinaness'

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor may have graduated from Princeton University and Yale Law School, but a Chicago University professor thinks her …

Liberal View

The Latest: First Tennessee execution in nearly a decade set

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of Tennessee inmate Billy Ray Irick (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court …

U.S. Supreme Court

Chicago Law Prof Makes Racist Attack on Justice Sotomayor

August 9, 2018 by Ed Brayton<p>The University of Chicago Law School is one of the best law schools in the country and they are now facing a world of …

University of Chicago

Fox Host Lies About Intel Community Assessment of Russian Interference

August 9, 2018 by Ed Brayton<p>Donald Trump’s Twitter account may be the mirror into the alternate reality wonderland that he and his followers inhabit, …

Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia More Thin-Skinned than Trump

August 9, 2018 by Ed Brayton<p>In a spasm of repulsive anger, Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of its allegedly “liberal” and reformist Crown Prince …

Saudi Arabia

Law Prof Declares ‘Second-Rate Intellect’ Sonia Sotomayor Only on Supreme Court for Her ‘Latinaness’

University of Chicago Law Professor <b>M. Todd Henderson</b> recently got rid of Twitter for at least the second time this year after drawing backlash from …

University of Chicago

Today in History, Aug. 8: Beijing Olympics

United Nations

Today In History, Aug. 6: Voting Rights Act

Right To Vote

Ted Kennedy’s Former Washington, D.C., Home Asks $22 Million

The late Democratic Senator rented the Georgetown property following his 1960s election. It remains a gathering spot for the political elite, hosting a wedding presided over by Sonia Sotomayor<p>A sprawling Georgetown estate that was once home to Sen. Ted Kennedy is coming on the market for $22 …

Ted Kennedy

Dumb Law School Professor Calls Supreme Court Justice Dumb

After his last round of racially charged tomfoolery, Professor M. Todd Henderson of the University of Chicago Law School quit Twitter in a huff. …

Law

Sonia Sotomayor Loses In Dissent Over Death Penalty Case

(Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)<p>Last night, Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented in the Supreme Court’s denial of the application to stay the …

Law

Mead Art Museum Acquires Installation by Yinka Shonibare

July 30, 2018 at 5:12pm<p>The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College in Massachusetts has acquired a large-scale installation by the Britain-Nigerian artist …

Museums

Richard 'Crazy Legs' Colon to Receive Hispanic Heritage Award for Culture

Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón will receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Culture during the 31st annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, has learned. The …

Music

Supreme Court Addresses Stored Communications Act Cases | Section of Litigation

A previous Practice Point discussed the background and oral argument of two Supreme Court cases raising significant issues under the Stored …

Privacy

President Trump’s Dream Phone Calls

“Hello, who’s—Crooked Hillary? How are you? What? You admit to having an orgy with Barack and Vladimir Putin and CNN’s Jim Acosta, and that’s why you …

Donald Trump

Technology | Academics | Policy - Carpenter v. United States: Big Data is Different

<b>Carpenter v. United States, 585 U.S. ___ (2018) (Roberts, C.J.).</b> <i><br>Response by Margot E. Kaminski</i><br>Geo. Wash. L. Rev. On the Docket (Oct. Term 2017) <br>Slip …

Privacy

Children's Book Review: Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor, illus. by Lulu Delacre. Philomel, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-525-51408-4

Turning Pages: My Life Story<p>Sonia Sotomayor, illus. by Lulu Delacre. Philomel, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-525-51408-4<p>Writing in eloquent first-person …

Books

Have Democrats forgotten their manners?

Make no mistake, conservatives and most Republicans were as upset with the Obama presidency as liberals and most Democrats are with the Trump presidency.<p>However, as Obama pointed out, elections have consequences, and one of those is the duly elected president's right (and duty) to nominate Supreme …

Donald Trump

'People Will Die if He Is Confirmed.' Students and Alumni Press Yale to Condemn Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Yale Law School may be proud to add another Supreme Court Justice to its long list of alumni, but many others do not share the sentiment.<p>After the …

Brett Kavanaugh

The Supreme Court’s legitimacy

follow us<p>omnivore<p>The Supreme Court’s legitimacy<p>Adam J. Kolber (Brooklyn): Supreme Judicial Bullshit. The Supreme Court’s big abortion hypocrisy: The …

Donald Trump

OMNIVORE: The Supreme Court’s legitimacy

It’s time for a bottom-up progressive movement to counter a conservative Supreme Court

Donald Trump

Justice Sotomayor is showing her liberal peers on SCOTUS how to be a potent minority voice

She’s not compromising, and she’s not pulling her punches.<p>The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy — along with the series of conservative decisions that he joined at the end of the Supreme Court term preceding his retirement —make this a deeply depressing time for liberal jurisprudence. The …

Politics

The Supreme Court's travel ban ruling — replacing, not overruling Korematsu

In the 5-4 <i>Trump v. Hawaii</i> decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the last iteration of the administration’s travel ban, Proclamation No. 9645. …

Immigration

The Supreme Court's dangerous inconsistency on religion

In the dueling majority and dissenting opinions in the Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding President TrumpDonald John TrumpEric Trump: Entire …

Donald Trump

U-Penn. Prof Claims Caucasian Reporters Are ‘Uncomfortable’ Covering Race Topics

6:23 PM 06/28/2018<p>University of Pennsylvania professor Nelson Flores posted a series of rate-baiting tweets on Tuesday accusing white reporters of …

University of Pennsylvania

Trump could end up replacing 3, even 4, Supreme Court justices in his first term

President Donald Trump reportedly has suggested he hopes to remake nearly half of the US's highest court in his image by making four separate appointments during his first term — and so far, that'd already be half right.<p>Upon taking office, Trump quickly filled the Supreme Court vacancy left by the …

Politics

WATCH: Harvard Law Prof Alan Dershowitz Sets Record Straight On Travel Ban Ruling. Liberals Will Not Be Happy.

On Tuesday, liberal author and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz set the record straight on the Supreme Court ruling of President Donald …

Conservative View

SCOTUS conservatives repudiate yet echo Korematsu on Muslim ban

Rachel Maddow looks back at how the infamous Supreme Court decision in the Korematsu case was eventually exposed as a sham when the truth behind the …

Muslim Ban