Law: The Court's Final Flurry

Decisions on child pornography, busing, other thorny issues

The U.S. Supreme Court's expanding case load seems as tough to tame as the federal budget. Again this year it was the largest ever; the Justices heard arguments on 184 of the 5,178 cases appealed to them. And the overflowing judicial In boxes meant another flurry of decisions in the final weeks as the Justices just managed to meet their goal of recessing before the July 4 weekend. The 27 rulings handed down last week generally reflected the themes sounded throughout the term. In one decision,...

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