By Jr. Stuart Taylor,Neal Devins,Davison M. Douglas,David G. Savage,David Garrow,Dahlia Lithwick,Erwin Chemerinsky,Ramesh Ponnuru,Jeffrey Rosen,Carter Phillips,Tony Mauro
Some essays examine the position of “swing” Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy inside of a courtroom that divides 5–4 greater than the other staff of Justices within the nation’s historical past. Others learn the political response to and felony context of the Court’s Lawrence v. Texas decision mentioning a Texas legislation criminalizing gay sodomy unconstitutional. members learn the Court’s rulings on affirmative motion and think again its dedication to states’ rights. contemplating the Court’s practices, one suggest explores the use and software of amicus curiae, or “friend of the courtroom” briefs, whereas one other displays on symptoms of an elevated openness by means of the court docket to public scrutiny. advocates who argued instances sooner than the Court—one on the topic of hate speech and the opposite to a “three moves and you’re out” legal statute—offer brilliant bills in their reviews. meant for common readers, A yr on the perfect Court is for all those that are looking to comprehend the Rehnquist court docket and its momentous 2002–03 term.
Davison M. Douglas
David J. Garrow
David G. Savage
Rodney A. Smolla
Stuart Taylor Jr.
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