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The Supreme Court’s approach on ‘history and tradition’ is irking Amy Coney Barrett

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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Washington (CNN) — On a Supreme Court where the conservative supermajority increasingly leans on history as a guide, a dispute may be simmering over how many modern cases can be resolved by looking to the nation’s past. Though Justice Clarence Thomas’ decision in a major trademark case last week was unanimous, it prompted a sharp debate led by Justice Amy Coney Barrett over the use of history to decide the case. Barrett, the newest conservative on the court, accused Thomas, the most senior associate justice, of a “laser-like focus on...

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