The Breakfast Table
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2015 1:15 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableAs Kennedy read his opinion Friday morning, attendees were quiet, anxious, relieved.
June 26 2015 10:23 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableA chief justice has a greater personal interest in how he votes than the other justices.
June 25 2015 5:59 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe court acknowledges “unconscious prejudice.”
June 25 2015 4:26 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableTextualism? Purposivism? The chief justice comes down on the side of interpretive pragmatism.
June 25 2015 12:44 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableMaybe King v. Burwell was never as big of a deal as we all thought. 
June 25 2015 11:54 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThis may be the best term a solicitor general has ever had.
June 24 2015 4:45 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe court is at its worst when states try to do good—and the justices slap them down.
June 24 2015 10:45 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableConservative decisions on Obamacare subsidies and gay marriage would cleave the nation in two.
July 1 2014 4:24 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableIt wasn’t a pivotal year, but the wind blows conservative.
July 1 2014 11:07 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableWhy does the court usually decide cases either 9–0 or 5–4?
June 30 2014 6:43 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableCorporations had an incredible year at the Supreme Court. 
June 30 2014 4:18 PMIs the Hobby Lobby Decision Narrow or of “Startling Breadth”?
June 30 2014 2:43 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableUnions aren’t dead yet, but Alito is gunning for them.
June 30 2014 12:44 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableAlito’s Hobby Lobby argument is stronger than Ginsburg’s.
June 30 2014 7:39 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableHow far can abortion protesters now go?
June 26 2015 11:18 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableKennedy’s marriage equality decision is gorgeous, heartfelt, and a little mystifying.
June 25 2015 6:07 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableKennedy’s middle ground on race.
June 25 2015 4:32 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe Obamacare ruling was supposed to be all about federalism. What happened?
June 25 2015 1:00 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe court’s conservatives love saying a law “means what it says.” Except when it means something liberal.
June 25 2015 12:10 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe Obamacare ruling is an even bigger victory for the law—and the president—than anybody expected.
June 25 2015 9:19 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThere is no crazier place than the Supreme Court plaza on the morning of a big decision day.
June 24 2015 4:13 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableIs the court accelerating America’s polarization or acting as a brake?
July 2 2014 6:01 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe term could have been a lot worse, but it was pretty bad.
July 1 2014 3:14 PMWe Need to Celebrate Businesses That Pay for All Forms of Birth Control
July 1 2014 10:33 AMThe Breakfast Table Out LoudListen to Dahlia Lithwick and Eric Posner consider faux-nanimity on the high court and what’s hinky about Hobby Lobby.
June 30 2014 5:47 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableFor a hands-off court, this one sure is hands-on.
June 30 2014 3:04 PMIn Attacking Unions, the Roberts Court Forgets a Key Lesson of the New Deal
June 30 2014 1:50 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe scene outside a Boston abortion clinic in the wake of McCullen.
June 30 2014 8:34 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableIs “specious unanimity” as awful as it sounds?
June 27 2014 5:28 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableI like you, First Amendment, but I may need to see other people.