Adam Liptak is one of my favorite writers on law and the courts. I urge you to read Mr. Liptak’s piece in the New York Times entitled The Polarized Court (May 10, 2014).*
For those like me who desperately cling to the ideal that law should be and can be neutral and politics is not and never will be, Liptak’s hard-headed and well-researched realism is both revealing and depressing.
*Thanks to Howard Bashman and How Appealing for the tip.