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Supreme Court, Still Down A Justice, Accepting Fewer Cases For Next Term

US Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland speaks after being nominated by US President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, March 16, 2016.
(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
US Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland speaks after being nominated by US President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, March 16, 2016. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court today accepted two more cases for its fall term, one a copyright case, the other a patent dispute. But so far this year, the Court, which is down a justice, is taking fewer cases, and fewer controversial cases, than normal. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to Emily Bazelon, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and a fellow at Yale Law School, about the ongoing impact of an eight justice Supreme Court.

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Emily Bazelon, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine and a fellow at Yale Law School. She tweets @emilybazelon.

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