Schrodinger’s Supreme Court

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September 6, 2016
The Atlantic
by Garrett Epps  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The day after the election, the justices will take the bench in what will be, either way, a very different America. Perhaps fittingly, they will hear a case about a statute that withholds citizenship from some foreign-born children of citizens, not on the basis of religion or 'ideology' but on whether their mothers are married at the time of their birth. Harsh discrimination in immigration law may be a foretaste of things to come. Or it may not. Or to put it differently, who the hell knows? The Court is operating at a reduced level while waiting for a ninth justice who will determine whether the conservative or liberal wing will have a majority. Call it Schrodinger's Court. Like the cat in the box who is both alive and dead, the Court finds itself in a state of quantum superposition, a possible far-right Court shimmering simultaneously beside and within an equally ectoplasmic liberal one." (09/06/16)  


  • dL

    so the difference between a far right court and far left court is merely one justice?


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