WINNERS & LOSERS
THE SUPREME COURT TERM
RUTH BADER GINSBURG Gender-rights pioneer gets the chance to aim from bench: she orders V.M.I. to admit women
WILLIAM REHNQUIST Chief heads Supremes who often lean his way, thanks to earlier conservative appointments
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR Convince her you're right--on abortion, race, religion--and you get the winning fifth vote
ANTONIN SCALIA Ginsburg's old pal can't shake habit of caustic dissents. Exhibit A: May's gay-rights ruling
JOHN PAUL STEVENS His dissents on race, federalism, criminal law offer receding echoes of Warren-era liberalism
CAMPAIGN-FINANCE CURBS Justices muddy the field by lifting key restrictions...