Probably a terrible time to start this thread, but given that quite a few of us seem to be interested in the inner workings of SCOTUS and given that we seem to have quite a few lawyers and law enthusiast on here, what say you we dedicate a thread to discussing SCOTUS - issues before them, issues to likely be before them, case law, major decisions, what exactly they're wearing under those robes, when (Dear God, WHEN??) Scalia will finally croak.
So, while last week's momentous decisions on Obamacare and marriage equality were ones for the history books - and rightfully celebrated all Pride weekend long - could it be argued that this week's Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission decision will have a greater, longer-term effect on the political landscape? That's actually a question. I'm not sure if it's the case. Will this decision have an impact beyond Arizona (and, likely, California)? If it will, it could be the beginning of the end of partisan gerrymandering and the start of a (slightly) more equitable and representative voting system in the US. And that could be huge.
Also, gonna say it again, as much as I adore the Notorious RBG, I wish she would quickly announce her retirement and give President Obama enough time to get a 40-something, fit-as-a-fiddle liberal appointee through the Senate approval process. You can cry ageism and sexism, but I still think that, given her age and less than spotless medical history, her decision not to retire is plain selfish.