“I’m from Brooklyn. We speak in strong language. I shouldn’t have used the words I did, but in no way was I making a threat. I never, never would do such a thing.” Chuck Schumer said something pretty stupid. Chief Justice Roberts selectively overreacted. And America’s institutions took one more small step in the wrong direction. (Meanwhile, in modern Brooklyn, harsh language is usually reserved for the times when someone gives you an almond milk latte when you ordered an oat milk latte.)

+ “But Roberts—whose entire daily life has been reduced to a Shakespearian tragedy in which he must pretend to float above the sordid reality of trashed institutions and shattered judicial norms while at all times secretly rooting for the team that wears the MAGA jerseys—has drawn a truly terrible card in this whole constitutional poker game called the Trump presidency.” Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick: Roberts Denounces Schumer for Talking About Kavanaugh the Way Kavanaugh Talked About the Senate. (etc, etc.)

+ Oh right, then there’s the actual case. The New Yorker: Possible Responses to the Major Abortion Case Before the Supreme Court.