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Arizona Case Shows Court at Its Best

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 27th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Arizona Case Shows Court at Its Best
Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic
The Supreme Court's decision to strike down most of Arizona's immigration law is a cause for celebration"”not least because it's a model of how the Court can make decisions based on judicial philosophy rather than partisanship. The bipartisan majority opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and the three liberal justices (Elena Kagan was recused) was modest and nuanced in tone and in substance"”and consistent with all of the justices' previous expressions of willingness to allow federal policies to…

Nora Ephron: A Great N.Y. Dame
John Podhoretz, New York Post
Nora Ephron, who died last night at the age of 71, may have been the quintessential Manhattanite of her time. The island was her muse, and she its great romanticizer.When the world began to think of New York City as a crime-riddled sewer, Ephron cast a glorious glow over it and kept the glow going until the city could restore the glow to itself.Down on Houston Street, Ephron the screenwriter had Meg Ryan mimic a sexual climax while the crowd at Katz’s Deli looked on in “When Harry Met Sally.”

The Bain Attacks Are Working
Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
On paper, June looked like a bad month for President Obama. It began with a gaffe, his lighthearted comment that “the private sector is doing fine.” Then the Federal Reserve revised its growth forecast downward, making it clear that 8% unemployment is likely to linger past election day. Consumer confidence has sagged to a five-month low, and in one poll released this week, 61% of Americans said they think the country's on the wrong track.On top of that, Mitt Romney is out-raising the president in campaign donations, an unusual problem for an incumbent to face.

Romney Leaves Questions Unanswered on Immigration

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