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For The Supreme Court, A Term Of Change Ahead

Publication Date: 
October 06, 2008
Tony Mauro quotes Lecturer in Law Thomas Goldstein in an article about the changes for the coming Supreme Court Session:

"The Court is at a tipping point," says Thomas Goldstein, head of litigation at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, who launched the first Supreme Court legal clinic at Stanford Law School in 2004.


In the view of Akin Gump's Goldstein, two cases not yet granted review could become the Court's blockbusters this term. Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District v. Mukasey, filed Sept. 8, is a direct challenge to the Voting Rights Act, which Congress renewed in 2006. Also pending is Al-Marri v. Puciarelli, filed Sept. 28, which Goldstein calls "the fourth generation" of challenges to Bush administration detainee policies.