We Can No Longer Afford Illusions | The Supreme Court and the Left

Eleni Schirmer

That the Supreme Court is ethically compromised has become almost comically obvious. Recent sweeping decisions, from the overturning of Roe v. Wade to the dismantling of affirmative action, to the extension of innocent Americans’ prison sentences, have been handed down in the midst of myriad scandals involving justices and their wealthy, purportedly uncorrupt friends. The high court, now dominated by conservatives, is not just independent but dangerously rogue.   For Issue...

A Collective of Freelance Lawyers

Eleni Schirmer

The Supreme Court isn’t as much a body of government as it is a collective of freelance lawyers, and Biden v. Nebraska was less a case than a grab bag of grievances dumped out by disgruntled ideologues. Six Republican-led states, in order to prove injury by the student-debt cancellation policy, claimed that local entities would lose money, which would harm the states in various ways. Missouri argued that it would...

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