Author Archive for Gabriel Houghton

John Paul Stevens’ Restraint

Monday, January 16th, 2012
Category: Constitutional Interpretation, Federalism, Judges & Judicial Process, Legal History, Public, U.S. Supreme Court | 1 Comment »

After he retired in 2010, John Paul Stevens published Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir.  After a brief description of the first twelve Chief Justices of the United States Supreme ... Read more »

Poetry in the Law

Saturday, January 7th, 2012
Category: Judges & Judicial Process, Legal Writing, Public | No Comments »

Shortly before Christmas, I came across a notice that Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin had written an opinion in verse. In Commonwealth v. Goodson, the court overturned the defendant’s ... Read more »