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October 29, 2005

More proof a SCOTUS justice needs criminal law insights

Regular readers know I have lamented the lack of criminal justice discussion in the scrutiny of SCOTUS nominees Miers and Roberts.  And now further proof of the significance of criminal justice issues on the High Court's docket comes from this detailed post by Tom Goldstein at SCOTUSblog discussing possible action on re-listed cases this coming week.  Tellingly, all five of the cases discussed by Tom have criminal law dimensions. 

And, lest we forget, as I noted in this post, already the first two opinions of the Roberts Court have involved intricate criminal matters.  Is all this SCOTUS criminal justice action another argument in favor of a Justice Alito and his extensive criminal justice background?

October 29, 2005 at 06:09 PM | Permalink


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