Lawmakers in a bright blue state passed extraordinarily popular legislation on Monday that closely tracks a proposal that was recently one of President Obama's top priorities. Under normal circumstances, that wouldn't be a particularly surprising news story. This bill, however, involved gun sales.
Had Joan filed suit against McCann, she would have been a true pioneer, bringing a novel legal case years before the term "sexual harassment" even existed. She also would have almost certainly lost her case in a legal system that was not the least bit prepared to hear it.
Before the justices finish work this summer, they could gut much of the nation's civil rights law. They could cast many states' election law into chaos. They could inflame our relations in the Middle East. And they could sentence thousands of Americans to die preventable deaths every year.
Chief Justice Roberts appears to believe that lawmakers should "follow the preferences" of their supporters and give "special consideration" to the disproportionately wealthy individuals who fund their election.