Last week’s 9-0 decision by the Supreme Court, broadening employment discrimination law by allowing more anti-retaliation claims, shows that we were right and the Left was wrong in the confirmation fights over Roberts and Alito. Specifically: We said that they should and would just follow the law as written by Congress; the Left said, pshaw, they would follow their reactionary personal agendas to roll back civil-rights protections. Last week’s majority decision may or may not be great policy, but clearly Roberts was happy to join the opinion written by Justice Breyer and also joined by six other justices because he thought it was the best interpretation of the underlying statute’s text. Justice Alito concurred in the result but wrote separately, and his opinion—which also was favorable to plaintiff—was, likewise, carefully (in my view, perhaps more carefully) rooted in the statute’s text, just as we said it should and would be.
Friday evening, the Special Counsel's Office and the Southern District of New York filed three key documents: two sentencing memos for former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and a sentencing memo for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Most of the online attention has focused on the SDNY’s Cohen memo ... Read More
In 2007, the Justice Department was in disarray. Though it was largely exaggerated, a controversy over the firing of some United States attorneys, the intrusion of politics into Justice Department hiring decisions, and White House contacts with Main Justice forced the resignation of an overmatched attorney ... Read More
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With every twist of the news cycle, reports from London on the evolution of the Brexit negotiations between Theresa May’s government and the European Union get odder and odder. Consider, first, the essential choice on Brexit facing the Brits and how it’s being presented to them. Britain voted two years ago ... Read More
An Irish lecturer was stabbed to death by a student outside the Paris university where he taught on Wednesday for allegedly insulting the prophet Mohammed by displaying a drawing of him during class. John Dowling, 66, was speaking with a student, identified by authorities only as Ali R., following a lecture ... Read More