Even though SCOTUSblog will competently cover Snyder v. LA (holding that a trial judge committed clear error in rejecting a Batson challenge), I want all you people out that troll the masses about judicial activism, and “liberal” and “conservative” judges to explain the lineup of the justices next time you talk to those people:
ALITO, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and STEVENS, KENNEDY, SOUTER, GINSBURG, and BREYER, JJ., joined.
THOMAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which SCALIA, J., joined.
Okay, although I agree with this case, I have a problem with it:
The court seems to redact the name of the trial court judge’s law clerk, but goes into depth about the medical problems (or procedures) of potential juror’s wives? (And names them.) Is that really necessary?
SL&P picks up on this here.