Richard Garnett

False Modesty?

Solicitor General Kagan, in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that the Supreme Court must be “properly deferential to the decisions of the American people and their ...

John Paul Stevens

Justice Stevens’s announcement means that we will be challenged to endure, for the next few months, a flood of commentary, spin, and conjecture not only about the justice himself, but ...

Kelley on GOP Questioning

My colleague, William Kelley – who served as Deputy White House Counsel during the Roberts and Alito confirmations – has this op-ed in the Boston Globe, contending that “it is ...

Rewriting History

A few minutes ago, I did a radio-show piece with Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, who voiced her hope that this confirmation process would be dignified and merits-based, and not involve the ...