Tag Archive: Judges

Sit Down and Shut Up? Dahlia Lithwick Gets It Half Right

In an interesting recent piece in Slate, Dahlia Lithwick and Sonja West (a former clerk to retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens) explore the question of whether and when sitting and retired judges should be free to express their personal opinions on public issues. Lithwick and West conclude that, with respect to sitting judges…


Obama’s Disingenuous Attack on “Judicial Activism”

One of the longest running debates in American politics – and one on which the conservative side has fairly consistently prevailed – involves the proper role of the courts in our Constitutional system. Polls have consistently shown that a solid majority of the electorate agrees that the courts should limit themselves toppling the law, and…


Congratulations, Vice Chancellor Laster

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate my good friend, Travis Laster, on becoming the newest member of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Travis was sworn in today, and replaces retired Vice Chancellor Lamb on the nation’s premier business law court. Travis is an exceptionally talented lawyer, and a good man. I have every…