The activist judges in Washington are not active.

Here’s an update to the ongoing circumcision case in Orgeon, confirming my expectation from May:

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an Oregon dispute between a father who wants to circumcise his 13-year-old son against the wishes of the boy’s mother.

The case now goes back to an Oregon trial judge to determine whether the boy wants to undergo the procedure.

Of course. I’m not an attorney like the father, but even I could figure out that the Supreme Court would refrain from addressing the issue because the lesser options to resolve the case haven’t been exhausted. This is the correct course of non-action.

From a different angle, it will be wonderful when sentence two in the news report is not relegated to an afterthought. It’s the question that matters.