The Party Line: Gerrymandering at the Supreme Court
By Justin Levitt
In the rarefied Chamber of the United States Supreme Court, Justices often use oral argument to talk to each other, speaking through (and sometimes past) the litigants in order to persuade their colleagues. And now the Justices are talking in a whole new dimension: time. In one of this Term’s blockbuster cases, argued just weeks ago,
Justice Kennedy was vigorously engaged in a continuing conversation with the ghosts of Justices pastâand perhaps even more important, with Justice Kennedy, circa 2004.