Bench Memos

Law & the Courts

Il Dort

Justice Stephen Breyer is fluent in French and spends his summers re-reading Proust in the original. So I’m quite surprised to see this botch—lassez-faire instead of laissez-faire—in the first sentence of his dissent in today’s antitrust ruling in Ohio v. American Express Co.:

Indeed, it’s amazing that none of the other justices who joined his opinion and none of their law clerks caught it.


The Latest

Let the Churches Speak

Let the Churches Speak

If politicians are starting to threaten religious institutions for internal decisions, maybe it’s time to challenge these erratic expression restrictions.