The Volokh Conspiracy
Mostly law professors | Sometimes contrarian | Often libertarian | Always independent
9/5/1922: Justice George Sutherland takes the oath.
The opinion, which suggests a strong concern about due process, will nevertheless be cited as evidence of the SCOTUS nominee's "uniformly conservative" record.
The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct.
The U.S. tax code should be front and center.
Once a desire—or even a good idea—is turned into a mandate enforceable by the cops, violence is only one disagreement away.