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Supreme Court Term Defined by Close Splits

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Supreme Court Term Defined by Close Splits

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Supreme Court Term Defined by Close Splits

Supreme Court Term Defined by Close Splits

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The 2006-2007 Supreme Court term was the first full one for Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito. In a term where many major decisions were 5-4 splits, the court demonstrated a trend toward the right. Legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick of the online magazine Slate wraps up the term with Madeleine Brand and Anthony Brooks.