Again, a lot happened last week but to me the big story is a no-brainer. Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement.
The other major political story (and outrage) of the week just passed is the apparent death of federal voter protection legislation. I say apparent because it’s never over until it’s over but to put it in medical terms the prognosis is not good. At this point I am encouraging the Democrats to take what I will call the Political Option.
We live in an instant gratification society. Legislation has been compared to sausage making. Most of us love a grilled brat at a tailgating event but almost none of us either want to think about what goes into it and fewer yet want to visualize the process. If you think that opening was strange it gets stranger.
I just added Presumed Guilty: How The Supreme Court Empowered The Police Subverting Civil Rights by Erwin Chemerinsky to the Recommended Reading List.
The sub-title tells you most of what you need to know about the University of California’s Law School Dean’s work. It is heavy on Supreme Court decisions but not too nerdy.
Today I have much to say and insufficient space in which to express it all. Constraints in mind, here I go on a mission destined to fail. Continue reading Thoughts And Quotes