Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal Law Blog is a commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision very recently in Massachusetts v. EPA. In particular the linked blog post quotes Justice Breyer as saying recently that he thought that Justice Scalia was the best writer on the court. As if to provide an example, the WSJ Blog gives us an excerpt from the above decision in what has been referred to as the "flatulence footnote". It is worth a read.
As an aside, these 5-4 decisions from the High Court remind me that if the brightest legal minds in the country cannot agree on the interpretation of a particular statute, and the dissenters write that the majority’s view "defies common sense", it gives comfort to mere mortals who might have a reasonable disagreement about legal anlaysis on a particular issue.