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Major Terrorism Cases Await High Court

Within the space of a few days this month, the Supreme Court will hear major cases challenging the death penalty, White House secrecy and the Bush administration’s treatment of terrorism suspects. The justices finish hearing cases for the term in late April and then begin the work of cranking out dozens of rulings before the session ends in late June. The court already has heard 67 cases and decided 45 of them, a pace about equal to those of recent years. There are 12 cases yet to be heard. “The best is yet to come,” Washington lawyer Thomas Goldstein, a Supreme Court specialist, said of the big cases stacked up in the final few days of the court’s argument schedule. “The court will hear blockbuster case after blockbuster case. Virtually every day there is front-page news.” Full Story

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