As one of my law professors reminded me via his constitutional law newsletter, today is "First Monday," the start of a new term at the Supreme Court. Living in a country without a well-functioning judiciary makes me even more appreciative of the American way, however flawed. If you're interested, here's an NPR piece on misplaced criticism of the Chief Justice, and a Washington Post article on the politically charged election year docket. I'm looking forward to this book by Chief Justice Breyer (as soon as it's on Kindle), and if you want to understand where I'm coming from on any number of constitutional law issues, I suggest this excellent book. Happy First Monday!