Turns Out I Was Wrong. Nate Silver HAS Been Asked to Analyze John Roberts’ Voting-Statistics Usage. But By The New York Times, Not By John Roberts. Oh, Well.
In this post last weekend, I lamented that Roberts hadn’t asked Nate Silver to weigh in on the voting statistics Roberts employed at the argument last week in the Voting Rights Act case. I also said Roberts & Friends were unlikely to ask him to weigh in on it.
Which I’m sure is accurate. But Silver’s weighed in on it anyway. And his analysis and comments are likely to be cited in the dissent to Roberts’ 5-4 opinion–a dissent that will claim, falsely, that the Union won the Civil War.