December 13, 2009

It's not just the New York Times

Even the simplest of things are beyond them. In their coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Mohawk Industries v. Carpenter, they report that Justice Sotomayor's first opinion drew a "testy concurrence" from Justice Thomas despite "methodical reasoning and a formal writing style."

Had the author, Adam Liptak, actually read the concurrence, he'd have seen that Justice Thomas was actually criticizing the majority opinion from a case decided 60 years ago, Cohen v. Beneficial Industrial Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541 (1949).
That's a good one, though.

David Ziemer, Federalist 86.


David Ziemer said...

thanks for the link. who'd have thought I'd miss Linda Greenhouse?

illusory tenant said...

Hey, there's always Dahlia Lithwick.

David Ziemer said...

i find david savage at the latimes provides the best coverage.