Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Will the Supreme Court tack to the right?

That seemed to be a real possibility according to SCOTUSBlog's Amy Howe, who spoke today before the Federal Bar Association in Miami.  Last Term many thought that the Court issued left-leaning opinions, including the blockbuster on gay-marriage.  This Term, the docket is chock-full of interesting cases but ones that may lend themselves to opinions written by the conservative wing of the Court -- from abortion to voting to affirmative action.  And the big decisions will come out near the end of the Term, right before the election.  So it will be interesting to see how the opinions affect the general election.

Amy was a fantastic speaker as she always is -- full of knowledge about the cases and the inner-workings of the Court.  Hopefully she will be back again next year, for a 5th time.


Anonymous said...

"Tack" to the right? We have a very conservative S.Ct. although there have been a few wins for the left. Don't believe the Fox News spin that we have a liberal Court.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the SCT, Corporations have free speech rights and religious rights than can trump and eviscerate the rights of individuals. We can't take any more right tacking!!!