the conservative majority is going to have little sympathy for lawyers who come and lie to them, or present made-up legal theories that ignore precedent.

Just because CJ Roberts did that recently doesn't make it a trend. They had no such qualms with the Gerrymandering issue...

Nine out of ten times they'll take the partisan path. Because they are partisans, appointed by partisans, confirmed by partisans.

I would expect the very same of a liberal majority.
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