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ERIC Number: EJ813406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Supreme Court Review
Williams, Charles F.
Social Education, v72 n6 p291-296 Oct 2008
This article looks at various cases of the Supreme Court's most recent term. In contrast to the 2006-2007 term when the Supreme Court was regularly split 5-4, during this last term, the justices have formed surprising coalitions in cases considered highly controversial. For example, it was the so-called liberal bloc's Justice Stevens who wrote the majority opinion in "Crawford v. Marion County Election Board" rejecting a constitutional challenge to Indiana's voter ID law. That suit challenged a state law requiring citizens who seek to vote at their designated polling place to present a driver's license or other government-issued photo identification. A teaching activity on interpreting the Constitution is also included. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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