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How Has the New Conservative Majority Affected the Court?
Last Featured: 7/23/2007

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In its first full term, the Roberts Court issued a number of blockbuster decisions on race and public schools, free speech, and abortion. In this special edition of Justice Talking, taped before a studio audience at the National Constitution Center, Supreme Court reporter for ABC News Jan Crawford Greenburg, Notre Dame's Richard Garnett and University of Chicago's Geoffrey Stone analyze the significant decisions of this term and tell us how the addition of two conservative Justices has affected the year's cases.

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Taped before a live audience at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, three leading Supreme Court watchers reviewed the Court's recent decisions.

Jan Crawford Greenburg is the legal correspondent for ABC News and author of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court, published this year. Previously she was the Chicago Tribune’s national legal affairs reporter, where she won the paper’s top reporting award for her coverage of the 2000 presidential election.

Richard W. Garnett is the John Cardinal O’Hara, CSC Associate Professor of Law at Notre Dame University. His areas of research interest and expertise include school choice, church/state relations, free speech and expressive association, federalism and criminal law, and the death penalty. He previously clerked for Chief Judge Richard S. Arnold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Harry Kalven, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He is the author of War and Liberty: An American Dilemma and Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime, which received eight national book awards. He is a member of the American Constitution Society Board of Directors.

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