Among the casualties of the tragedy was equal justice under the law.
Henry Cuellar, the only House Democrat who voted against his party’s federal abortion bill, appears to have survived a primary challenge from the left.
Mass shootings and clerical sexual abuse offer plenty of politically convenient villains to pummel, but the biggest dangers are more quotidian.
The leak and the draft opinion itself remind us that we must preserve the line between politics and the law.
Perhaps what we’re now witnessing is the end of a period of relative macroeconomic stability that began in the 1990s.