May 4, 2009

Supreme Court Trivia (no atheism content)

Posted in Law tagged , , at 9:40 am by Andrew

Via Ed Brayton’s “Dispatches From the Culture Wars:

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.

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