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The Roberts Court and Federalism

By on 11.9.05 | 4:00PM

Potentially good news from Lyle Dennison of SCOTUSblog:

The death of the Supreme Court's "federalism revolution" might have been pronounced prematurely. The argument Wednesday in two appeals from Georgia, testing disabled inmates' use of the Americans with Disabilities Act to challenge prison conditions, indicated that protecting state sovereignty has not become a forgotten cause for a number of the Justices -- including, it seems, the new Chief Justice, John G. Roberts, Jr.
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