“A riddle wrapped in an enigma, inside of a mystery.”

October 28th, 2013
Back in the days of the former Soviet Union, we use to look to any public clue to try and understand what went on behind those Kremlin walls.  It gave rise to a whole group of people who were referred to as Kremlinologist.

Today, it seems we look at the Supreme Court in much the same way.  At a time when the other branches of government talk about transparency and are exposed by leaks, when we often know too much about Members of Congress and the White House, the court often remains that enigma wrapped in a mystery.

Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet helps us shed some light on the current court with, In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court.

My conversation with Mark Tushnet: