Jury Duty and a Day in Harrisburg

In late February I received a jury summons for the Federal District Court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My first reaction to the envelope in my mailbox that cold evening was, “Oh my god, what have I done?” Finding out that it was jury service was, frankly, a relief. I let my supervisors know and, largely, pushed … Continue reading Jury Duty and a Day in Harrisburg

On Senator Kerry's Filibuster

Massachusetts Senator Kerry today called for a Senate filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito. I don’t know how the votes will break down, if the Democrats will have enough votes to hold off a cloture vote. If the cloture vote to end debate fails, would the Republicans then unleash the nuclear option, rewriting … Continue reading On Senator Kerry's Filibuster