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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

SCOTUS, Overreach, and Be Careful What You Wish For

The past week’s rulings at SCOTUS are bad news for at least some who (accurately or not) label themselves as “conservatives.”  Some lawyers are now explicitly arguing that overreach is hurting “conservative” causes at SCOTUS because “cause” lawsuits are resulting in litigation of extreme, overreaching views/arguments. That’s the thesis of this June 25 NYT article.

In a perhaps related vein, one might also note Justice Scalia’s dissents and language have resulted in mocking web sites and articles at Slate and elsewhere about “the Scalia insult generator.”

“Be careful what you wish for” may be at work, yet again.

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