The Campaign For DA

7.10.2007

It's Hard Out Here For A . . . . Defense Lawyer


For and Against the Defendant

The Supreme Court heard 22 criminal cases during the just-ending term, ruling eight times for and 14 times against the defendant. Individually Justice Stevens voted 16 times for the defendant, more than any other Justice, followed by Justice Souter (15), Justice Ginsburg (14), Justice Breyer (12), Justice Kennedy (7), Justice Scalia (6), Justice Roberts (4), Justice Thomas (4) and Justice Alito (3).

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"For and Against the Defendant" could be read as "For and Against Civil Rights." Those Bush appointees didn't disappoint.

Side note: I actually got to peek into the the court's chamber depicted in the picture a few years back. The courtroom was empty but it was really and incredible experience.