Political gridlock empowers US justices

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Kevin Outterson, School of Law

Antonin Scalia, the US Supreme Court’s most colourful conservative, issued a furious dissent from the bench on its ruling advancing gay rights this week, saying that his fellow justices had “an exalted notion” of their role in American democracy…

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“But in the current climate, what is the chance that Congress will be able to intervene? Virtually nil.”

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