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2018 December

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2017–18 Term

A Taste of the New Normal

By Jane Perkins, Gary F. Smith, & Mona Tawatao

The U.S. Supreme Court charted a confident and decidedly conservative path during the 2017–18 Term. Common were 5-to-4 rulings. The conservative justices controlled the outcome of most cases affecting access to federal courts and ruled on issues such as standing and separation of powers, mootness, statutory construction and deference, injunctions, standard of review, stare decisis, timeliness of appeals and tolling, and administrative procedure.

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