Can The Assigning Justice “Direct” That An Opinion Must Be Published Per Curiam?
Jeff Toobin wrote a new column titled “Clarence Thomas Is the new Chief Justice.” If only. The Chief remains firmly in charge whenever Justices Kavanaugh and Barrett follow along. It is surprising how few majority opinions Justice Thomas assigned this term. But one assertion Toobin made surprised me.
Roman Catholic Diocese split 5-4, with Roberts in dissent. As a result, Thomas could assign the majority opinion. But that opinion was an unsigned
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