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Steven Mazie
I cover the Supreme Court for The Economist, blog at Big Think and teach in NYC. Dad, runner, political theorist, native Iowan.
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Steven Mazie Jun 29
Scalia abjures food-based insults in his concurrence in death-penalty drugs case today, calling Breyer's dissent "full of...gobbledy-gook".
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Steven Mazie Jun 27
hm. Fair enough.
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Steven Mazie Jun 27
I don't think you can put Scalia and Roberts dissents in the same category. Roberts' was much less bitter and more temperate.
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Ari Kohen Jun 26
Just like all the lawsuits against Orthodox synagogues that won't perform interfaith marriages, right? All 0 of them
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Steven Mazie Jun 27
can't fathom Thomas's view that states are incapable of imposing dignitary harms.
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Steven Mazie Jun 26
at least as seen in Bakke & Grutter.
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Steven Mazie Jun 26
The compelling state interest of AA is having a diverse student body, not protecting any particular student's individual rights
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Steven Mazie Jun 26
interesting, but AMK's distinction makes sense: AA isn't q of individual rights, SSM is.
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The Economist Jun 26
America's Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriage is a right:
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Jesse Wegman Jun 26
Chief Justice Roberts calls his fellow justices in the majority “five lawyers"
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Steven Mazie Jun 26
Gay marriage is a constitutional right.
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Steven Mazie Jun 25
True. But he does seem to.
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The Economist Jun 25
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Steven Mazie Jun 25
Controversial 1st line of Justice Alito's dissent in today's fair-housing decision: "No one wants to live in a rat’s nest."
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Steven Mazie Jun 25
And did you notice that in King v. Burwell Roberts cited Scalia's dissent in NFIB v. Seblius re: legislative intent in ACA?
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Steven Mazie Jun 25
In dissent, Justice Scalia calls majority's rationale for upholding ACA subsidies "pure applesauce." Will Mott's sue for defamation?
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The Economist Jun 25
will stay. predicted possible reasons why in this past piece:
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Steven Mazie Jun 25
Chief Justice writes for the court, 6-3, not to dismantle Obamacare.
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Steven Mazie Jun 25
In a big surprise, Kennedy sides with liberals in the fair housing case; disparate impact survives, 5-4.
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Steven Mazie Jun 23
Excellent summary of the 7 remaining decisions coming down in the next 7 days from Amy Howe via
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