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Author: David Willink

#LondonCalling: The Rule Of Law – What Are We Fighting For?

“No-one remembers who came in second.” So said Walter Hagen, or perhaps Charles M Shultz. Maybe this isn’t always quite so true in the courtroom as on the sports field. After all, the US Supreme Court has a distinguished tradition of dissenting opinions – pungent, saddened, witty, progressive, principled – which has both illuminated and driven the law.  We read with admiration the dissents of Justices from Curtis and Harlan, through Holmes and Brandeis to Stevens, amongst others.  (I’ll leave any assessment of the contribution of Justice Scalia to others with the benefit of far greater knowledge than me.) Not...

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