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High Court Ends Session with Key Rulings

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High Court Ends Session with Key Rulings

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High Court Ends Session with Key Rulings

High Court Ends Session with Key Rulings

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The Supreme Court concludes its current term with a blizzard of decisions, striking down a Texas law that banned consensual sex among homosexuals and overturning the death sentence of a Maryland man who argued he had inadequate legal representation. Justices also ruled that states can't extend the statute of limitation for past sex crimes. NPR's Larry Abramson reports. (Please note this story was corrected on air on July 3, 2003: "Michael Friedman, a public defender in Contra Costa County, Calif., spotted a mistake in our coverage of the Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions. We misidentified the attorney who handled the appeal of Marion Stogner, the California man accused of assault. The attorney for the case was Roberto Najera, deputy public defender in Contra Costa County. The attorney we named had filed a brief supporting Stogner's appeal.")