No matter what happens with the alleged O.J. Simpson murder knife, O.J. cannot be re-tried for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson or Ron Goldman. Period. Somebody needs to tell the LAPD, apparently.
Fighting against what people believe Scalia stood for will be much more difficult than fighting against the real Scalia.
With Donald Trump, we have a guy running for president whose entire platform, essentially, is racism. And yet the people who support this recognized bigot largely get a pass from a media obsessed with “understanding” them. Why do we feel the need to explain support for a racist in non-racial terms?
The Court could say that the Texas restrictions on abortion are undue burdens, a huge win for pro-choice advocates. But an even greater victory would be to say that Texas (and other states) actually have to prove their restrictions are beneficial. That would be an amazing decision. Of course, the Court could just as easily rule that the Texas restrictions are just fine and effectively kill abortion in red states.
It is illegal for attorneys to choose (or not choose) jurors based on race. It’s been illegal for them to do it for a long, long time. So we’ve created a way for attorneys to illegally discriminate legally.