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A Win by McCain Could Push Split Court to Right

Publication Date: 
June 29, 2008
Source: 
The Washington Post
Author: 
Robert Barnes

Jeff Fisher was quoted in this Robert Barnes front-page story about the future of Supreme Court of the United States:

For much of its term, the Supreme Court muted last year's noisy dissents, warmed to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s vision of narrow, incremental decisions and continued a slow but hardly steady move to the right.

But as justices finished their work last week, two overarching truths about the court remained unchanged: It is sharply divided ideologically on some of the most fundamental constitutional questions, and the coming presidential election will determine its future path.

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"If there's one thing you can see about this court, it is that it still sits on a knife's edge," said Jeffrey L. Fisher, a Stanford University law professor who argued three cases before the justices this year.