Conservative firebrand Antonin Scalia died two years ago Tuesday and thrust the U.S. Supreme Court into months of tumult with only eight justices.
As it turns out, the court might be having a harder time with nine.
The justices have issued only four signed decisions since their session began in October, down from the average of roughly 10 by this time of the year over the past half decade.
Friction among these nine appears deep. In a 5-4 decision in January on the dusty topic of deadlines for...