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The Terri Schiavo case goes to the heart of political choices confronting the country.
For more on judicial nominations, see Garrett Epps's "Judicial Jeopardy: Questions for Nominees."
Back on Friday, June 12, 2002, the Defense Department had a big problem: Its new policy on torture of captives in the "war on terror" was about to be exposed.
On April 28 the subject of torture was discussed in oral arguments
before the Supreme Court.
On April 20, Solicitor General Ted Olson told the Supreme Court that the
federal courts could not question the indefinite detention of "enemy
combatants" held at Guantánamo Bay because as
Fifty years ago, African-Americans and
fellow progressives hailed Brown v. Board of Education as a
conclusive turning point in the struggle for racial equality.
How four federal judges brought the rule of reason to the South.
The product of black legal skill and strategy, Brown has a black copyright.
At the time, the Justices had doubts that Brown was rightly decided.
It's offended people from the start; now the Supreme Court will wade in--again.
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