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SUPREME COURT HISTORY
The Future of the Court
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Review the Court's History Photo of John Roberts with President George W. Bush What direction will the Supreme Court take under the leadership of its new chief justice, John Roberts? What are some of the big issues we can expect the Court to tackle in the coming years and decades?

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Photo of an African-American man holding a poster announcing a 2003 Civil Rights March
Deciding the Future
Log in to predict how the Supreme Court will vote in this year's most important cases.

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Landmark Cases
Portrait of John Roberts Biographies of the Robes
The Court weighs in on the prosecution of suspected terrorists, affirmative action in college admissions, partial-birth abortion, and other modern legal issues.
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From its inception in 1790, the Supreme Court has included diverse personalities from across the political spectrum, from brilliant scholars to seasoned politicians. Their ranks include former senators, congressmen, a president, and even a member of the NFL Hall of Fame.

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Primary Sources
Review the landmark cases of the 21st century, and read arguments from cases that are on the current docket.

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''As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.'' -- Anthony Kennedy Did You Know? While attending Stanford Law School together, future Supreme Court justices William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O'Connor briefly dated.