May 4, 2009
Supreme Court Trivia (no atheism content)
The Supreme Court handed down a ruling with the most unusual lineup I can ever remember seeing. It was a 5-4 case and here were the sides:
In the majority: Justices Stevens, Ginsburg, Souter, Scalia and Thomas.
In dissent: Justices Breyer, Kennedy, Alito and Roberts.
Can you guess what the case was about?
Click through to Ed’s site to find out!
Personally, I think the lineup would have been stranger had Scalia and Thomas been on opposite sides. And I think this highlights my prior argument that strict constructionism doesn’t “naturally” fracture down ideological lines.