Obama's lock-step liberals on the Supreme Court

Perhaps we ought to start referring to Sonia Sotomayer and Elena Kagan as Judges Fiddle and Faddle, or perhaps Tweedledum and Tweedledee. New York Post: The newest members of the nation's highest court -- local Obama appointees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan -- have agreed with each other in all 23 cases they've voted on, which is a supreme rarity, observers said. Liberal critics who deride the Supreme Court's rightward shift over the past 10 years have cited conservative alliances like "Scalito," Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito. But Scalia and Alito have agreed with each other in only 84 percent of cases in the current term, which winds up this month. Legal scholars find the Sotomayor-Kagan mind meld a bit unusual but hardly shocking. "The pattern of agreement is typically based on ideology or a view of the law," said professor Barry Friedman of NYU Law School. "It's not that surprising that Barack Obama's two appointees showed agreement." But the New York twins...(Read Full Post)

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