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- Seven years ago yesterday, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced her retirement from the Supreme Court, ushering in the era of cases such as Citizens United.
- Meanwhile, Chief Justice Roberts, joked that he is fleeing to an “impregnable island fortress” in the wake of his decision not to strike down the Affordable Care Act.
- Amy Davidson reminds us that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who actually got the law right — all of the law right — in her partial dissent in the Affordable Care Act case is the real hero of last wekk.
- Anti-gay Members of Congress officially appeal their first Defense of Marriage Act case to the Supreme Court.
- And, finally, John Yoo — who believes that big government officials have the power to torture people — complains that the Court’s health care decision is a “big-government disaster.”