Admittedly, this post is a bit off-topic. It's not about consumer law and policy. But I don't want our readers to miss seeing Justice John Paul Stevens's talk Monday to the American Law Institute. The topic was Bush v. Gore, not the CFPB or student loan debt. Justice Stevens didn't spend his time praising the work of the ALI (though he thanked the ALI for its work at the end of his speech), and he did not make airy comments about the need for ALI members to uphold the Rule of Law. Instead, he conducted a detailed analysis of Bush v. Gore, finding it hard to square with the Court's reticence to date to view partisan gerrymandering as justiciable:
If a mere defect in the standards governing voting recount practices can violate the state’s duty to govern impartially, surely it must follow that the intentional practice of drawing bizarre boundaries of electoral districts in order to enhance the political power of the dominant party is unconstitutional.
Justice Stevens turned 92 last month. The video of Justice Stevens's speech is here and is embedded below.