Brian Gray is a professor of law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. His previous observations on law, politics, and Arsenal Football Club have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, and on his web pages. He also serves as an after-school tutor and board member of 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and literacy center in San Francisco’s Mission District.
When the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the president get into a tiff, could the nation’s highest court fall to pieces?
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is known for writing colorful decisions, full of “gobbledegook” and even John Lennon quotes. But whatever his legal philosophy, one thing he isn’t is cool.