For Supreme Court's New Term: Rise of a New Centrist ; Key Abortion and Racial Cases Could Signal Whether Justice Kennedy Shifts Court to the Right or Maintains Precedents
Warren Richey writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Abortion regulations and race-based public school enrollment plans are among major national issues at the US Supreme Court this year in a term that offers the first real insight into the constitutional vision of the high court under Chief Justice John Roberts.
Constitutional scholars and other analysts are watching closely to see if respect for legal precedent - the principle of stare decisis - emerges as a defining approach, or whether the Roberts court will seek to build on the conservative agenda of the Rehnquist court, with sweeping rulings that erode or erase liberal precedents.
A major factor in the direction of the court, whose 2006-2007 term begins Monday, …
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Publication information: Article title: For Supreme Court's New Term: Rise of a New Centrist ; Key Abortion and Racial Cases Could Signal Whether Justice Kennedy Shifts Court to the Right or Maintains Precedents. Contributors: Warren Richey writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 2, 2006. Page number: 2. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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