Sept. 9 – Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Professor Timothy O’Neill authored monthly column:
Let’s talk about “The Biggest Loser.”
No, not the TV show. I want to talk about what Linda Greenhouse referred to as “The Biggest Loser” of the 2010 term of the U.S. Supreme Court: the Fourth Amendment.
From a defense perspective, the result was scorched earth. For openers, the government won all three Fourth Amendment cases. Justice Samuel Alito wrote two of the majority opinions and Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the third. And the votes? Try 80, 81 and 72. If you add them up, the total was 233. In other words, in the three cases combined the defense only managed a field goal.