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We’re hosting a symposium on the Roberts court and the First Amendment’s religion clauses. In a series of six essays, scholars and commentators will analyze major decisions from the 2019-20 term and look to the future of the court’s religion jurisprudence. Click to follow along.

SCOTUSblog on camera: Walter Dellinger (Part two)

Part Two: Consequences

“The single greatest shift between the Court on which I clerked and the present Court is the degree to which the Court respects the judgment of the other branches of government.”

Justice Hugo Black as a writer; hyper-technical opinions and the effect of too many Supreme Court clerks; oral argument as the way to understand the Court; the need for more diversity of experience on the Court; why Justices with political experience would benefit the Court and its judgments; the Court as a necessarily political but not partisan institution; and just how well prepared this Court really is.

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