Dahlia Lithwick's Dispatches from the Supreme Court, from today's affirmative action cases.
It's interesting to me to think about other areas of law, now that I've promptly forgotten most of them. I can't even remember the levels of scrutiny for 14th Amendment violations anymore. I wonder now what the heck the Supreme Court is doing, again, with these race / school cases, again. Another round with no real indication of what the right thing is to do. My own suggestion, if we're looking at distributing, is to examine a redistribution based on socio-economic standing, which I suspect may be a much more important distinction when it comes to education. And, it's not a protected class, so no 14th Amendment violations. You can discriminate against poor or rich people all you want!
Ah, I yearn for the days when I listened to oral arguments as soon as they came out; sat by my computer waiting to read released court opinions; was up to date on all the latest blawgs. There is no law in what I do, day to day. I miss the critical thinking and analyzing the rules and making reasoned arguments. Mostly, I just beg.
As an aside, I have decided that one of my most unattainable goals in life is to be on Slate - either as an author or as a subject (in a good way, not in like a Paris&Britney, OJ type way). My God, I worship that webzine.