Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We are expecting one or more decisions in argued cases today at 10 a.m. We will be live-blogging the opinion(s) as they are released. However, there is no live blog of today’s oral argument in King v. Burwell. We expect to have two mid-argument updates on that argument, and we will have additional coverage as soon as possible after it is finished. The transcript should be available this afternoon, and the audio will be available on Friday.
Wednesday's live blog will be available here.

SCOTUSblog on camera: J. Harvie Wilkinson, III

In this eight-part interview, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit discusses his background, including: a race for Congress; clerking for Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and the value of humility; the confirmation process and the life and work of a federal appeals court judge; understanding the Court, interviewing its Justices and dispelling the mystery of the judiciary; the effectiveness of the “judicial power”; and reflecting on the rewards of a long life of public service.

“I think when judges sit on the bench — this applies at all levels — we don’t really think about ourselves as ‘conservative’ or ‘liberal.’ Those are labels that people apply to us. And . . . I understand why they do because you have to use short-hand. But, the interesting thing is, I don’t think most judges conceive of themselves as conservative or liberal. We think of ourselves as judges first and foremost and that the judicial calling is such an honorable calling. And when we get on the bench, you know, you’re just so focused on that one case. I mean, you don’t think, ‘Is this a conservative result?’ or ‘Is this a liberal result’ or ‘Which way is the law as a whole moving?’ You’re just thinking about those people before you and how much the case means to them. And our mindset when we go on the bench is, ‘this case is a universe unto itself.’”

(Fabrizio di Piazza)

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