Introduction: The 2017–2018 Term at the Supreme Court

  • Morgan Marietta


The opening chapter discusses the significance of the last term of the Court, which included rulings on free speech, digital privacy, gerrymandering, Internet taxation, religious rights, the Trump travel ban, and voting rights. Major themes include dignity, rights in commerce, coerced speech, reliance interests, the third party doctrine, social facts, and the four corners doctrine. The rulings foreshadow a substantial shift in the Court’s understanding of rights as a result of the emerging conservative majority.

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  • Morgan Marietta
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Massachusetts LowellLowellUSA

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