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Book: Fabricating Origins

Chapter: 4. High Stakes on the High Court

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24326


In the past few years, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken on a number of high-profile cases, the justices have embraced cases that have high-stakes implications for American law. Though dealing with different issues, each case relied upon appeals to the historical origins of the Constitution—in theory, the supreme law of the land in the United States—in order to determine what rulings should be made in the present.

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