Monday, April 28, 2008

Political? Wha?

There's some discussion in an earlier post about Supreme Court justices' political predilections and whether those predilections affect how they decide cases. So let's do a crude thought experiment.

Today the Supreme Court decided a case involving Indiana's photo ID requirement for voters. Conservatives generally embrace the requirement. Liberals generally do not. Which justices do we think would uphold and which would strike down the ID requirement? Here's this blog's guess:

Uphold: Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito
Strike down: Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer

The answer is here, in Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd., No. 07-21. And it's not surprising.

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