Ruth "Swing Vote" Ginsburg?:
This morning the Supreme Court handed down Ali v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, a Federal Tort Claims Act case on the scope of the FTCA's immunity waiver in the context of lawsuits against federal prison officials. I hope to blog more on it later today, but for now the vote line-up itself is interesting to note. The Court split 5-4, with Justice Thomas authoring the majority opinion joined by Scalia, Roberts, Alito, and Ginsburg. Justice Kennedy wrote the main dissent, joined by Stevens, Souter, and Breyer.