Tuesday, May 27, 2003
I don't have time unfortunately to blog a longer discussion of this US SCt opinion in Chavez v. Martinez. Its a fascinating case about how Section 1983 actions are framed and the US SCt made a complete hash of the opinion on the case. Eugene Volokh has a pretty good summary here which is astonishing in not only its clarity but in the speed with which Eugene put it up. Here Howard Bashman found interesting the method in which some justices joined a part of an opinion they didn't fully agree with to form a majority agreeing to something. Oh, and since its a Ninth Circuit case, of course it was reversed by at least 8 votes as Eugene counts them.
Robin 11:20 AM