Professor Barry McDonald, "This is the Shadiest Part of the Supreme Court" -- New York Times
Professor Barry P. McDonald's opinion article "This is the Shadiest Part of the Supreme Court," is published in the New York Times. The article examines a problematic aspect of the Supreme Court's shadow docket, which are "cert denials," or denials of petitions for certiorari.
Excerpt from "This is the Shadiest Part of the Supreme Court"
When a new justice is sworn into office, he or she takes two oaths: to be faithful to the Constitution and to impartially administer justice. The unnecessary issuance of cert-denial petitions creates substantial tension with both goals. This part of the court's docket would do well to slip back into the shadows from where it emerged.
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