Friday, September 29, 2006

What to expect from the Roberts Court


Roberts' second term as chief justice begins Monday with a slew of tough curveball cases on the docket. Contentious disputes over abortion rights, race, punitive damages and the environment loom large, and the Court has only just begun to fill its argument calendar for the term.

The cases will bring crucial and tricky choices for the Court's other new justice, Samuel Alito Jr., who replaced centrist Sandra Day O'Connor on the bench, as well as for Justice Anthony Kennedy, who replaced O'Connor in the less official position of swing voter

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