Headline-grabbing Supreme Court opinions came fast and furious in June: Gitmo Detainees Get Habeas! No Death Penalty for Child Rapists! Exxon Valdez Punis Slashed! An Individual Right to Bear Arms! All produced sharp splits, with conservatives and liberals winning two apiece. But the justices leave for the summer in a better frame of mind than last term, when the Court seemed ready to break out in fistfights. Like a family that hits a rough patch, did the justices decide this term not to sweat the small stuff?
Despite June Fireworks, a Calmer Supreme Court Term
June 30, 2008