The Breakfast Table
The Breakfast Table

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

The biggest surprises of this term.

June 30 2015 6:09 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableMost of this term’s liberal rulings were just common sense.
June 30 2015 4:10 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableWill next year be spent litigating the spawn of Obergefell and Hobby Lobby?
June 29 2015 2:16 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableScalia goes off script.
June 27 2015 4:46 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThomas says the justices who ruled for marriage equality just made up a right to dignity. That’s ridiculous—and hypocritical.
June 26 2015 6:24 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableKennedy’s opinion is most compelling when he talks about the rights of children.
June 26 2015 2:48 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe conservatives’ marriage equality dissents are petty, hypocritical, and embarrassing. 
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.
June 30 2015 5:23 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableSame-sex couples are entitled to equal treatment, even in Texas. 
June 29 2015 3:42 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableGinsburg’s redistricting decision could be the most important one of the term.
June 28 2015 4:29 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableLoving v. Virginia was 9–0. Obergefell v. Hodges was 5–4.
June 27 2015 1:56 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe chief justice’s dissent is heartless.
June 26 2015 6:06 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableWhere was all this “five unelected judges” chatter when they handed down Citizens United?
June 26 2015 2:34 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableObergefell recognizes the connection between liberty and equality.
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.
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