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Will they uphold the health care law? Strike it down? Cut out its heart and leave it thrashing on the ground? Or will they carry it over until next term, leaving all of us to wait another year to find out what it costs and what it covers?

In the early 1950s, Justice Felix Frankfurter arranged for the already-argued desegregation cases to be carried over to the next term in the hope that he could win over the other justices for a unanimous ruling. In the interim, Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson, who didn’t think the Court had the constitutional power to strike down state segregation laws, had a heart attack and died.

“This is the first indication I have ever had that there is a God,” Frankfurter told his law clerks.

President Eisenhower appointed Earl Warren to replace Chief Justice Vinson. The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was unanimous.

Read the whole story in “How the First Amendment Came to Protect Topless Dancing.” Extensive source notes and a bibliography are included.

Susan Shelley posted at 2012-6-27 Category: Uncategorized