The Law: Supreme Court Surprises

Warren Burger's Supreme Court continues to defy the prediction that it would be resolutely conservative and restrictionist. Its rulings are often surprising and innovative. Two from last week:

>"Woman is still regarded as the center of home and family life," intoned a majority of Earl Warren's court 13 years ago, as it refused to require states to treat men and women alike in calls for jury service. Last year Billy J. Taylor, a Louisiana man convicted of rape and kidnaping, raised the issue again; he pointed out that the state did not include women in jury pools unless they volunteered, and...

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