We used to list Ian Millhiser as Vox’s Supreme Court reporter, but that’s not in his bio anymore; in its place, he’s listed as the author of “The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court is Reshaping America” — so you can sort of guess from that where his politics are.

As Twitchy reported earlier, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh smacked down the NCAA today in his opinion. As ESPN’s Dan Murphy simply puts it, “The decision allows schools to provide their athletes with unlimited compensation as long as it is some way connected to their education.” It was a unanimous 9-0 decision, and as we pointed out, Progressive Policy Institute Senior Fellow Will Wilkinson wondered if we were getting such a mix of cross-partisan decisions because the threat of packing the court looms over the justices.

Millhiser had another thought — maybe this was just the conservatives’ way of sticking it to liberal universities. Remember, this guy wrote a book about the influence of Republicans on SCOTUS.

Here’s a thought: maybe the Supreme Court is the only branch of government functioning as it’s supposed to at the moment:

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