Lyle Denniston

Day 1 at the Court: Concurring Opinions
March 26, 2012

What other folks are saying about the first day of oral arguments in the lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act: - Lyle Denniston, of SCOTUS blog, provides his typically thorough and insightful analysis of what was really happening in Court today. - The Volokh Conspiracy rounds up analysis from libertarians, some encouraged by what they heard from the court today—and some, not so much. - Philip Klein picks up skepticism, even from liberals, that the mandate is a tax.  - Brian Beutler wonders whether Chief Justice Roberts was dropping a hint that he may uphold the mandate. - At Slate, Dah

Could The California Gay Marriage Verdict Stand Unchallenged?
August 13, 2010

Lyle Denniston thinks so: From the moment nearly 15 months ago that two master legal tacticians, David Boies and Theodore Olson, launched the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, it was almost universally expected that it would become a historic Supreme Court test of gay marriage and the Constitution.   Now, perhaps for the first time, it seems realistic to suggest that this particular high-stakes battle may never get  much beyond California, especially in terms of its impact on the Constitution. That prospect came into view Thursday as U.S. District Judge Vaughn R.