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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

The usa superb Court’s 2002–03 time period confounded court docket watchers. a similar Rehnquist courtroom that many had noticeable as solidly conservative and unduly activist—the court docket that helped come to a decision the 2000 presidential election and struck down thirty-one federal statutes considering 1995—issued a collection of unusual, watershed rulings. In a time period full of very important and unpredictable judgements, it upheld affirmative motion, invalidated a same-sex sodomy statute, and reversed a loss of life sentence as a result of useless tips of assistance. With essays keen on person Justices, court docket practices, and a few of final year’s most vital rulings, this quantity explores the which means and importance of the Court’s 2002–03 time period. pro superb court docket advocates and reporters from The New Republic, The l. a. Times, Newsweek, National Journal, Slate, and Legal occasions grapple with questions on the Rehnquist Court’s id and the excellent Court’s function within the political lifetime of the country.

Some essays think about the function 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 heritage. Others learn the political response to and criminal context of the Court’s Lawrence v. Texas decision stating a Texas legislations criminalizing gay sodomy unconstitutional. members study the Court’s rulings on affirmative motion and re-evaluate its dedication to states’ rights. contemplating the Court’s practices, one recommend explores the use and software of amicus curiae, or “friend of the court docket” briefs, whereas one other displays on symptoms of an elevated openness through the court docket to public scrutiny. advocates who argued situations earlier than the Court—one with regards to hate speech and the opposite to a “three moves and you’re out” legal statute—offer bright bills in their studies. meant for basic readers, A yr on the excellent 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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