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Finality Seems to Elude High Court's Grasp
The day before the Supreme Court ended its term, Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's 85-year-old liberal lion, mounted his seat at the mahogany bench and took aim at his conservative colleagues for "avoidance of our duty."
 Justice O'Connor's Pivotal Seat

Previous Articles
Justices Return to Face Issues of Religion and Politics: Pledge of Allegiance Case Tops Docket in New Court Term (Post, Oct. 5, 2003)

High Court to Hear Appeal Involving Art: Ruling May Affect Other Nazi-Era Cases (Post, Oct. 1, 2003)

Justices Split on Campaign Finance: Court Will Debate Case This Fall (Post, Sept. 9, 2003)

High Court Yields to High Holy Days (Post, Sept. 1, 2003)

Rehnquist May Be Key for Campaign Finance: Chief Justice's Past Votes Leave Outcome of Challenges to McCain-Feingold Law Uncertain (Post, Aug. 31, 2003)

Critics Say Mexico's Fox Broke Human Rights Vows (Post, Aug. 31, 2003)

Supreme Court Cases Get a Fresh Hearing (Post, Aug. 11, 2003)

Justice Criticizes Sentencing Guidelines (Post, Aug. 10, 2003)

Supreme Court Independence, by the Numbers (Post, July 28, 2003)

O'Connor Says She Will Stay For Next Term: Supreme Court Justice, 73, Denies Retirement Rumors (Post, July 7, 2003)

Polls: Americans Say Court Is 'About Right' (Post, July 7, 2003)

Affirmative Action Opponents Preparing for a Ballot Battle (Post, July 4, 2003)

Civil Liberties Were Term's Big Winner: Supreme Court's Moderate Rulings a Surprise (Post, June 29, 2003)

Court Won't Hear Antiabortion Activists' Appeal (Post, June 28, 2003)

A Debate on Marriage, And More, Now Looms (Post, June 27, 2003)

Justices Decline to Hear Nike Case: Suit Over Corporate Statements Was Viewed as Free-Speech Test (Post, June 27, 2003)

High Court Orders Review of Redistricting Plan (Post, June 27, 2003)

Death Penalty Of Md. Man Is Overturned (Post, June 27, 2003)

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