The Supreme Court: why idiosyncrasy and judicial philosophy matter
WGBH - 06/30/2015
The United States Supreme Court traditionally closes up shop for the summer at the end of June, releasing a spate of opinions and heralding a season that has become a Super Bowl for law nerds. To some court-watchers, this event pits two staunch rivals against one another. There is the offensive-minded blue team (Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor) against the defensive juggernaut decked out in red (Justices Alito, Roberts, Scalia and Thomas) with a two-way player (Justice Kennedy) wavering between the two squads.