Posted in Non-justiciable by Mike Sacks on March 1, 2010


We do!  You should come check out the scene tonight.  It’s going to be a party.  Maybe pizzas on Slate’s dime?

You don’t have to rub my face in it…

Posted in Non-justiciable by Mike Sacks on March 1, 2010


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Welcome Slate Readers!

Posted in Endorsements by Mike Sacks on January 25, 2010

Huge thanks to Barry Friedman and Dahlia Lithwick for linking to F1@1F!

One of the defining features of the John Roberts Court is how rarely it’s accused of being tone-deaf. With a handful of exceptions, the conservative majority on the court has chipped, sanded, and whittled away at the law without need of a drop cloth. With a toolbox that includes judicial minimalism and constitutional avoidance, a penchant for overruling old cases without explicitly saying so, and an uncanny sense of just how much activism the public will tolerate, the Roberts Court has done a remarkable job of conforming its behavior to the prevailing public mood, resisting the impulse to go too far.

That second link?  Yeah.  Rock!

Dahlia Endorses!

Posted in Endorsements by Mike Sacks on January 15, 2010

I came home Wednesday night to find F1@1F’s first bigshot endorsement at the top of my facebook wall:

Dayenu to that.  But then I peered at her wall for a double-thrill:

Thanks, Dahlia!

Tale of Two Families

Posted in Case Reports by Mike Sacks on January 12, 2010

I should have stuck around this morning for Abbott v. Abbott.  Here’s Dahlia Lithwick:

The most interesting thing about this morning’s argument in Abbott v. Abbott is that it breaks down all the normal divisions on the court: left versus right, women versus men, pragmatists, internationalists, textualists, idealists … all of it flies out the big ornamental doors as the court grapples with this new problem of international child abduction at the grittiest, most practical level. It feels nice. Less an ideological smack down than a good, old-fashioned family argument. I wouldn’t get too used to it. But I enjoy it while I can.

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