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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 ideal Court’s 2002–03 time period confounded court docket watchers. an analogous Rehnquist courtroom that many had visible as solidly conservative and unduly activist—the courtroom that helped make a decision the 2000 presidential election and struck down thirty-one federal statutes for the reason that 1995—issued a suite of bizarre, watershed rulings. In a time period full of vital and unpredictable judgements, it upheld affirmative motion, invalidated a same-sex sodomy statute, and reversed a dying sentence because of useless suggestions of advice. 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 court docket advocates and reporters from The New Republic, The la 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 contemplate the function of “swing” Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy inside of a court docket that divides 5–4 greater than the other staff of Justices within the nation’s historical past. Others study the political response to and criminal context of the Court’s Lawrence v. Texas decision stating a Texas legislation criminalizing gay sodomy unconstitutional. participants research 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 court docket to public scrutiny. advocates who argued situations ahead of the Court—one relating to hate speech and the opposite to a “three moves and you’re out” legal statute—offer vibrant bills in their studies. meant for normal readers, A 12 months on the excellent Court is for all those that are looking to comprehend the Rehnquist courtroom and its momentous 2002–03 term.

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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