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For whom do the justices write their opinions? In the run-of-the-mill Supreme Court ruling, the answer to this question seems self-evident. Who would plow through a lengthy, often technical, always citation-laden opinion other than judges, lawyers and law professors? Yet when it comes to big ones, the minority of decisions that capture the attention of the American people, the justices often seem to aspire to a broader audience in their written opinions.

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6 days 1 hour ago

The headline from today’s major rulings involving the Affordable Care Act and the Fair Housing Act is that the supposedly “conservative” Roberts Court continues to produce a remarkably “liberal” series of decisions. The surprising success of the Court’s left-leaning justices this Term had been noted even before today, and most...

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On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Horne v. Department of Agriculture, reversing the Ninth Circuit and declaring an agricultural marketing program dating back to the 1930s an unconstitutional takings. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the decision for the court, joined, predictably, by...

1 week 1 day ago

The folks at Oyez have put together an infographic of the seven opinions the Supreme Court has left to issue this Term, including those on same-sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act, and lethal injection. Get the scoop on these cases below, and be sure to visit oyez.org for the full story.

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1 week 5 days ago

Did you miss your Supreme Court news this week? Let our Weekly Roundup help. (To stay on top of the latest Supreme Court happenings, follow ISCOTUS on Twitter.)

This week, ISCOTUS director Chris Schmidt previewed the major cases left to be decided at the Supreme Court this Term.

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