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How Is Justice Roberts Like Professor Plum?

Publication Date: 
May 29, 2007
The Washington Post
Robert Barnes

"The Washington Post" ran an article about Supreme Court insiders who have made a game of predicting who will write opinions for the remaining big cases and which way these cases will be decided. Lecturer in Law Thomas Goldstein is quoted:

"At the end of the term, while everyone's sitting around and waiting for the opinions, it's a pretty good parlor game," said Thomas C. Goldstein, a Supreme Court practitioner at the law firm Akin Gump, who started a discussion with the Roberts prediction at Scotus Blog, a Web site he founded.

"He's far from alone in foreseeing that outcome, and here's the group reasoning:"

"Of the cases that were heard during the court's oral argument session that Nov. 27 and ended Dec. 5, only three have not yet been announced. Two of them are the race cases, the other an equal-pay dispute. Every justice has written an opinion from that session except Roberts and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr."