David Lat

Judge Steve C. Jones (N.D. Ga.), delivering the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast lecture at the University of Georgia (screenshot via YouTube).Labor Day is supposed to mark the unofficial end of summer, but this year it didn’t mark the end of brutal heat. I spent most of the week indoors, in air conditioning.

A clerk walking the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court (photo by David Lat).This morning, Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito released their financial disclosures for 2022, for which they had requested extensions. Justice Alito’s disclosure was unremarkable, but Justice Thomas’s disclosure was unusual and interesting—especially Section VIII (pp. 7-8), “Additional Information or Explanations.”

Are you having a hard time keeping track of all the Supreme Court ethics episodes? You’re not alone—and some of us have to do it as a job.With the Court out of session and the justices scattered to the four winds, now is a good time to take stock of the controversies, before the new

The D.C. offices of Quinn Emanuel (photo by David Lat).August isn’t very exciting—we’ve become positively European in how we’ve turned it into an extended vacation—and it’s even less exciting when you have a newborn. One of our bigger outings was going to the pediatrician for Chase’s one-month checkup, and I’m happy to report that he’s