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Supreme Court Faces Weighty Cases And A New Dynamic

Publication Date: 
September 29, 2012
The New York Times
Adam Liptak

Professor Pam Karlan and others weigh in on the issues that are likely to come before the Supreme Court this Term in this New York Times article by Adam Liptak. 

The coming term will probably include major decisions on affirmative action in higher education admissions, same-sex marriage and a challenge to the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Those rulings could easily rival the last term’s as the most consequential in recent memory.


"It will be interesting to see if the justices worry half as much about the emerging restrictions on voting as they worried about restrictions on political spending," said Pamela S. Karlan, a law professor at Stanford.