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Prof. Meyerson Offers Preview of Supreme Court Term in WYPR Radio Interview

The Supreme Court began its new term this week with just eight justices on the bench. How does the empty seat influence which cases the court decides to hear, and how the justices rule? In today’s On the Record program … Continue reading

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The ‘Machinery of Death’ is Back on the Docket

“From this day forward,” Justice Harry Blackmun announced in 1994, “I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.” Blackmun had long been in favor mandatory death sentences. But after 25 years of support, he said, he felt “morally and intellectually … Continue reading

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