TV viewers recently saw one of the most vociferous popular-culture critiques of the current Supreme Court since John Roberts Jr. became chief justice. The anti-Court screed came in the form of an episode of the hit show "Boston Legal." Though the scenario itself was beyond improbable, the show's "ripped from the headlines" topicality -- along with a remarkable level of detail and accuracy in its portrayal of the Court, including references to little-known customs -- has given the episode a life of its own.
David E. Kelley's 'Boston Legal' Takes On the Roberts Court
May 6, 2008