But which Ilya? Ilya Shapiro? Or Ilya Somin? Or both. They are often confused–and not just for their names!
Last month in Bloomberg, Ilya Shapiro wrote a piece titled, “Why Obama keeps losing at he Supreme Court,” focusing on the cases the Obama Administration has lost 9-0.
If the government can’t get even one of the liberal justices to agree with it on any of these unrelated cases, it should realize there’s something seriously wrong with its constitutional vision.
Today in USA Today, Ilya Somin wrote a piece titled, “Supreme Court shutouts reveal reckless decisions,” focusing on the cases the Obama Administration has lost 9-0.
When a president pursues policies that require such expansive federal power that he can’t get a single justice to agree, something is probably amiss.
Granted the two articles focus on some different cases, but my two good friends are of one mind. Seriously.
I think we need another Battle of the Ilyas to settle this mess. Our last bouts were in 2009 and 2010. Shapiro won bouth rounds.