The decision comes in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report that caused U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to call Rikers Island “a corrections crucible that seems more inspired by Lord of the Flies than any philosophy of human detention."
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Thomas Haney, a lawyer suing the Kansas Democratic Party in a suit that could save Sen. Pat Roberts' (R-KS) uphill bid for reelection, showed up to court on Monday missing a crucial element of his case -- his client.
The Supreme Court is likely to be confronted with two cases that will challenge whether the Court is capable of applying the same rule in cases that benefits Democrats as it does in cases that benefit Republicans.