The Supreme Court term that just ended produced an unusually large number of cases that have had a nearly instant impact in courtrooms and on practitioners across the country. Citizens United v. FEC has already produced campaign finance rulings that are on their way back to the high court on appeal -- and key business rulings are being cited in new and pending cases. But two decisions that got fewer headlines are also producing a broad ripple effect, and both were written by now-retired Justice John Paul Stevens.
Recent High Court Cases Already Having Major Impact
The National Law Journal
August 9, 2010