On Supreme Court’s Final Argument Day, First Amendment Dominates

Tony Mauro writes at the National Law Journal: “It was quite a morning for the First Amendment at the Supreme Court, as the justices handed down a major church-state decision and heard oral arguments in a case testing issues of free speech, the right to petition and the right of privacy. It was a historic morning for another reason: barring the unforeseen, it was Justice John Paul Stevens’ final day of hearing oral argument as a justice . . . “