“Before Rise as Outsider, Ted Cruz Played Inside Role in 2000 Recount”

NYT: Mr. Cruz, now a Texas senator and a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, rarely invokes the 2000 race and recount. He has largely disavowed the comparatively moderate Bush wing of theRepublican Party in pursuit of conservative ideological … Continue reading

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“Mindlessly Literal Reading Loses Again; This Supreme Court decision is a dig at Bush v. Gore.”

Here’s my piece at Slate on today’s AZ redistricting ruling from the Supreme Court.  It begins: The Supreme Court ended its term Monday with another major rejection of conservative attempts to use wooden, textualist arguments to upset sensible policies. The … Continue reading

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Justice Ginsburg Reflects on Bush v. Gore, Citizens United and Shelby County

TNR interview of the Justice by Jeff Rosen: JR: And you’ve discouraged separate concurrences. RBG: Yes. JR: Why is that? RBG: The experience I don’t want to see repeated occurred in Bush v. Gore. The Court divided five to four. There were four separate dissents, and that confused … Continue reading

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