THE SUPREME COURT: All in a Day's Work

The curtains parted for the last time this term, and out came the U.S. Supreme Court justices to air in public no less than 39 interpretations of 17 cases before them. That was enough to make their record secure: they clinched the alltime record for dissents in one term—264 in an eight-month calendar of 151 cases. With that, they adjourned for the summer to ride off in all directions, just as they had been doing all through the session.

Three of their final day's opinions would be argued by lawyers for years to...

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