on Dec 3, 2010 at 9:39 am
In an interview with Terry Gross on NPRâ€™s Fresh Air show, Adam Liptak discusses, Â among other things, the decisions of the Roberts Court, and what he describes as the lack of clarity that characterizes those decisions.Â Liptak tells Gross that the current Court â€œis noticeably more conservative than even the conservative courts that preceded it,â€ but he also notes that â€œitâ€™s not clear to me that in moving to the right, the Court has not merely followed where the public is.â€
Justice Stevensâ€™s review of David Garlandâ€™s book on the death penalty continues to garner attention. At Time Magazineâ€™s Viewpoint Blog, David Von Drehle disputes what he describes as Stevensâ€™s efforts to â€œblame changes in composition of the court for problems that were present at the creation.â€Â At Sentencing Law and Policy, Doug Berman also discusses Justice Stevensâ€™s book review.
At The First Amendment Center, Tony Mauro discusses Wednesdayâ€™s argument in the Freedom of Information Act case, Milner v. Department of the Navy. Mauro notes that the â€œJustices seemed annoyed most by the expansion of the exemption beyond its plain language.â€
At The American Lawyerâ€™s Corporate Counsel website, David Bario reports on Mondayâ€™s grant of certiorari in Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership.