Supreme Court Review

NPR's Nina Totenberg examines the pivotal roles played by Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Clarence Thomas during the court term that concluded on June 26. Justice O'Connor cast the deciding fifth vote in four cases and wrote the majority opinion upholding the University of Michigan's affirmative action program. Justice Thomas wrote an angry dissenting opinion in the Michigan case and a separate, dissenting opinion in the Texas sodomy law case.

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