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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

ISBN-10: 0822334372

ISBN-13: 9780822334378

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The usa ultimate Court’s 2002–03 time period confounded court docket watchers. an identical Rehnquist court docket that many had visible as solidly conservative and unduly activist—the court docket that helped make a decision the 2000 presidential election and struck down thirty-one federal statutes due to the fact that 1995—issued a collection of bizarre, watershed rulings. In a time period choked with vital and unpredictable judgements, it upheld affirmative motion, invalidated a same-sex sodomy statute, and reversed a loss of life sentence because of useless guidance of tips. With essays interested in person Justices, court docket practices, and a few of final year’s most vital rulings, this quantity explores the that means and value of the Court’s 2002–03 time period. professional ideal courtroom advocates and newshounds from The New Republic, The la Times, Newsweek, National Journal, Slate, and Legal occasions grapple with questions about the Rehnquist Court’s id and the ultimate Court’s position within the political lifetime of the country.

Some essays think about the position of “swing” Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy inside of a court docket that divides 5–4 greater than the other crew of Justices within the nation’s heritage. Others study the political response to and criminal context of the Court’s Lawrence v. Texas decision mentioning a Texas legislations criminalizing gay sodomy unconstitutional. members examine the Court’s rulings on affirmative motion and reconsider 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 courtroom to public scrutiny. advocates who argued instances earlier than the Court—one with regards to hate speech and the opposite to a “three moves and you’re out” legal statute—offer shiny money owed in their reviews. meant for basic readers, A 12 months on the very best Court is for all those that are looking to comprehend the Rehnquist court docket and its momentous 2002–03 term.

Contributors
Erwin Chemerinsky
Neal Devins
Davison M. Douglas
David J. Garrow
Dahlia Lithwick
Tony Mauro
Carter Phillips
Ramesh Ponnuru
Jeffrey Rosen
David G. Savage
Rodney A. Smolla
Stuart Taylor Jr.

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