I Just Love It When One of the Supremes Gets All Sniffy
Justice Alito got his knickers in a twist about being criticized by the American public, those sensible creatures like you and me, in sensible shoes, who take offense when the Supreme Court messes with our rights. Sniffy is kind of an old-fashioned word, defined as “having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy.” Unworthy, huh?
Guess we’re just not as elite as Alito
In a speech at Notre Dame University, Sam called criticism of the shadow docket 'silly' and 'misleading.' It was a general reference, but clearly pointed at the controversy over the Court upholding the new Texas abortion law.
Noting that the term was coined in a 2015 law review article, Alito said that the term has been adopted by "journalists and some political figures" in order to convey the idea that "something sneaky and dangerous" is going on at the high court when it rules on emergency appeals seeking the court's intervention.
You know you’ve struck a kernel of truth when one of t…