by Caroline Cox
Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb writes for Politico on how the influx of money into the American judicial system is making it harder to have fair courts. Justice Cobb also provided the introduction for the 2013 ACS report Justice at Risk.
Georgetown law school professor David Cole examines newly declassified documents that shed more light on the use of turtore in the "war on terror" during the administration of George W. Bush. In an extensive piece for NYRblog, Cole says the "declassified CIA documents depict an agency whose leadership knew that what it was doing was wrong, and that therefore was never fully confident that the authorizations it received from the executive branch were enough -- even though they came from the president, the vice-president, the attorney general, and the national security adviser, as well as from the senior lawyers in all of those offices."
Coverage of King v. Burwell continues with Greg Sargent discussing in The Washington Post how it is unlikely that Congress could provide a legislative fix if the Court decides to invalidate the Affordable Care Act subsidies.
Oliver Roeder argues at Five Thirty Eight that based on Wednesday’s oral arguments the chances of the Supreme Court saving the Affordable Care Act are looking up.
At The Economist, Steven Mazie dissects the oral arguments and considers how the Court will split on the case.
Marty Lederman provides some insight into the argument of coercion of the states and the federalism canons in King v. Burwell at Balkinization.