Justiceline: June 15, 2011


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  • Failed Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork pens a largely incoherent book review that also takes Obama’s side on whether he is required to seek Congressional approval for military action in Libya.
  • Retired Justice John Paul Stevens explains why he came out against the death penalty late in his career. “I think that the court’s tolerance of procedural — questionable procedures actually undermined the basis for upholding the death penalty that Potter Stewart and Lewis Powell and I relied on in our controlling opinions back in 1976.”