The Law: Cracks in the Bloc

As the Supreme Court puffed to the close of its term last week, legal observers noted that one of the longest regular sessions in history had also been one of the dullest. On the final day, for instance, the Justices ruled that defendants have the right to represent themselves without a lawyer if they wish and that border-patrol officers may not randomly stop cars away from border checkpoints to search for illegal aliens. If such cases did not add up to a banner year of decision making, court watchers were nonetheless fascinated by a...

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