1. Decisions based on the letter of the law that don’t reach the desired policy outcome or defy “common sense” are “activism.”
2. Lily Ledbetter really got shafted, once you omit certain key facts of her case, ignore existing provisions in the law that reset the clock on statutes of limitations, and grant that companies should be unable to defend themselves against discrimination lawsuits by allowing people to sue for the alleged discriminatory actions of supervisors who are dead. (The first two lessons come from Sen. Dick Durbin.)
3. Jeff Sessions and Tom Coburn seem to be the only Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
UPDATE: Jon Kyl was pretty tough too.