Bench Memos

Justice Sotomayor’s First Opinion

There’s an interesting New York Times article today on it. Justice Thomas filed a “testy” concurrence, objecting to part of the opinion’s policy-making rather than statute-following approach. Also, for the first time, the Court uses the phrase “undocumented [versus “illegal”] immigrant.”

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Pete Buttigieg, Progressive Saint

Don’t bet against the attractiveness of platitudes, sanctimony, and a vague promise of refreshing the American spirit. It worked in 2008. But Barack Obama had a global financial crisis and war weariness to run against. He also had a way with the electorate. Does Pete Buttigieg? His elevator pitch to American ... Read More

Pete Buttigieg, Progressive Saint

Don’t bet against the attractiveness of platitudes, sanctimony, and a vague promise of refreshing the American spirit. It worked in 2008. But Barack Obama had a global financial crisis and war weariness to run against. He also had a way with the electorate. Does Pete Buttigieg? His elevator pitch to American ... Read More