Supreme Court

Order in the court

Supreme Court | Chief Justice Roberts signals a desire for narrow rulings with large majorities, but a slew of new cases may put such collegiality to the test
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 6/17/06, 12:00 am

While the past several weeks haven't yielded many Supreme Court decisions on hot-button social issues, two developments within one week's time may signal the gelling of new personalities-and judicial philosophies-on the nation's highest court.

On June 5, the justices agreed to take up two cases that could end the use of racial preferences in public schools. And on May 30, the court issued its first ideologically aligned 5-4 decision since Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito joined the court.

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The Roberts effect?

Supreme Court | Some believe new chief justice John Roberts is ushering in a new era of collegiality on the Supreme Court
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 3/14/06, 12:00 am

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Battlefield justice

Supreme Court | Samuel Alito's abortion views have drawn fire, but other issues are also on the minds of his opponents and the president who nominated him
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 1/14/06, 12:00 am

President Bush dashed into 2006 with a schedule that took him from Texas to the Capitol to Illinois in less than a week. In San Antonio on New Year's Day, he challenged critics of his domestic terror-war policies. In Washington, D.C., he led mid-week meetings at the Pentagon and White House to pitch his game plan for the war in Iraq. And in Chicago on Jan. 6, he was scheduled to tout good economic news to the Chicago Board of Trade.

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