Eric Posner: The Supreme Court is “Libertarian,” not “Right-Wing”

June 27th, 2013

Eric Posner writes at Slate what many of us have realized for a long time. With AMK in the middle, the Court skews libertarian, not conservative.

Because Kennedy is so often the swing vote, it is more accurate to call this court “libertarian” than “right-wing.” The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, prevailed in 15 of the 18 casesin which it submitted a friend-of-the-court brief this term.

And congratulations to my good friend Ilya Shapiro (whose birthday is today!) for running the Amicus program at Cato. They cleaned up this year, filing on the prevailing side in 15/18 cases.