Bloomberg Law
July 14, 2015, 4:00 AM

Conservative Supreme Court Takes Leftward Detour

The U.S. Supreme Court just wrapped up its most liberal term in almost 50 years.

There were “stunning” victories for liberals on same-sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act, housing discrimination and campaign solicitations, one constitutional law professor told Bloomberg BNA.

Many attribute those victories to the swing-Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

But in his tenth year leading the high court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. contributed to these liberal triumphs, too.

Court watchers told Bloomberg BNA that these wins don’t indicate that the court is taking a permanent leftward turn.

Each term is a brief jaunt through the court’s jurisprudence; ...

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