Lyle Denniston looks at recent Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action and prayer, and the balance between majority rights and minority rights.
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Lyle Denniston says that the Supreme Court’s Town of Greece ruling on Monday is actually a rather ambitious expansion of the court’s 1983 decision on the issue of legislative prayer.
Lyle Denniston says this week’s botched execution in Oklahoma raises some constitutional issues, but the Supreme Court has long been reluctant to second-guess the choices that states have made.
Lyle Denniston says that after the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon case, a recent U.S. District Court decision shows that restraints on campaign donors are breaking down.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on affirmative action, other historical decisions on it, and the next case about the subject heading toward the Justices.