So much for an easy spring at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.'s original plan for the current Court term was to front-load arguments last fall to help alleviate the workload crunch in May and June before adjournment. It didn't quite work out that way. Ten cases are set for argument in late April, and four of them are significant civil rights cases involving issues where discrimination persists: voting rights, employment, access to home mortgages, and education.
A Busy April for Civil Rights Litigation at the Supreme Court
March 27, 2009