Pundits often speak of the judiciary in terms of liberal or conservative judges issuing liberal or conservative opinions. The reality is far more complicated.
Judge Anne Marie Coyle has rejected every emergency attempt to reduce prison populations.
In which the Board of Immigration Appeals decides it can ignore appellate court rulings and is nearly held in contempt.
Justice Maureen O'Connor has intervened repeatedly in the legislative process.
Influencing when a decision is issued can affect the attention it receives.
An old argument against "flexible and changeable interpretation."
An attempt by the district attorney to drop charges against nonviolent protesters was overruled.
It's encouraging to see police stand up for inmates' rights.
Reason takes a look.
A defense of Brett Kavanaugh's nominated replacement on the D.C. Circuit.
An important post by Professor Aaron Nielson asks whether the new law clerk hiring plan is broken, and worse than no plan at all.
"If I have to specifically write word for word exactly what you are and are not permitted to print…then I'll do that," the judge said.
The USS Cole defense team came to believe their meetings with their client were being bugged.
In Civilian Court, Terrorist Sentenced After 17 Months; At Guantanamo Tribunal, Still No Trials After 17 Years
And yet we supposedly need Gitmo because civilian courts aren't up to the task.