Sunday, May 25, 2014

Supreme Oopsies

Adam Liptak has a story at the NY Times about the way Supreme Court justices rewrite portions of their opinions - sometimes years after they are published.

Official decisions
get unannounced revisions.

'Four legal publishers are granted access to “change pages” that show all revisions. Those documents are not made public, and the court refused to provide copies to The New York Times.'

Ann Althouse writes:

'This prominent article should force the Supreme Court to make these "change pages" publicly available. To privilege a few commercial publishers is especially shameful.'

It should be publicly known across their dominion
when a justice edits their opinion.

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