Seven Key Points on the Supreme Court Term

(via Twitter)

1. Supreme Court mostly unanimous on issues people care less about or where they want to punt.

2. On highly ideological issues, Court still divided 5-4, with Kennedy usually as swing Justice.

3. Just because this term did not feature many blockbuster decisions doesn’t mean Court less divided.

4. Biggest civil case:McCutcheon campaign finance case-down slope to more $ in politics http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2014/04/the_subtle_awfulness_of_the_mccutcheon_v_fec_campaign_finance_decision_the.html …

5. Biggest criminal case is cell phone case which updates 4th Amendment for 21st century.

6. Cases like #Harris queue up Court conservative majority to continue project of overruling lib. precedent

7. The 2016 presidential election likely will determine direction of Court for a long time.

 

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