Monday, September 16, 2013

The Talented Justice Kagan

Back in June, the New York Times wrote about The Talented Justice Kagan "I have been writing about the court the past three terms, and reading her prose has been as enjoyable as watching her in action. No previous justice has written with her emphasis on the vernacular or so matter-of-factly addressed readers as if our views about a case truly mattered. In a dissent this term about a labor dispute resolved on a technicality, which unfairly deprived the plaintiff of her day in court, she wrote, ‘The court today resolves an imaginary question, based on a mistake the courts below made about this case and others like it.’ She added, ‘Feel free to relegate the majority’s decision to the furthest reaches of your mind: The situation it addresses should never again rise.’"

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