In addition to CSPAN’s coverage of the Supreme Court, feed your Article III addiction, with this recent interview of the Chief at Michigan Law (H/T How Appealing). Here the Chief answer such questions as:
13:28 – Was there a “big surprise” when you began your job as Chief Justice?
17:04 – What experiences or habits of mind would make for a good Supreme Court Justice?
20:30 – Is there a role for empathy in appellate decision making, particularly on the Supreme Court?
25:10 – Have there been any “oh my gosh” moments when you realized you had a really big case on your hands? How did that affect your decision-making?
30:59 – How can a Chief Justice encourage more of a consensus on the Court?
33:58 – Would we be better off with a court that agrees about how to look at a case, or are we better off with a court whose justices use a diverse array of interpretive methods and techniques?
37:00 – Is this a good time to be Chief Justice? If you could pick any era in which to be Chief Justice, what era would you choose and why?
41:25 – How much has your documented lack of basketball skill damaged your credibility with your fellow Justices?