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Subject to Revision: When it comes to U.S. Supreme Court rulings, what’s done may not actually be done. The New York Times‘ Adam Liptak reports on a new study that sheds light on the high court’s practice of continuing to revise opinions well after their initial publication. The changes aren’t announced — and the justices aren’t always just fixing typos or correcting facts. The practice can result in differing versions of opinions in various sources and publications, causing consternation for scholars and courts parsing the justices’ every word. But rest assured that none of the current occupants of the bench are taking as much liberty with the after-the-fact revisions as Chief Justice Roger Taney, who in 1857 added 18 pages to his majority opinion in the Dred Scott case. [The New York Times]

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