The Supreme Court Is on Recess, but the Shadow Docket Never Sleeps


As Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. pointed out before he joined the bench, “Only Supreme Court justices and schoolchildren are expected to and do take the entire summer off.”

Indeed, the justices’ summer travels to far-flung locales has drawn criticism in recent months after investigative reporting has shown that such adventures are often on the dime of wealthy benefactors or law school hosts.

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