The Roberts Court: Year 1


This paper is an empirical examination of the recently ended 2005 Supreme Court term. The paper, in addition to reviewing the work of the Court as a whole, also examines the jurisprudence of new justices Roberts and Alito. In doing so, it proposes the intriguing possibility that these two justices may share a jurisprudential approach different from the Court's more established conservatives. If correct, this raises numerous and interesting possibilities for the future of conservativism on the Supreme Court.


Civil Rights and Discrimination | Constitutional Law | Courts | Judges | Jurisprudence | Law | Law and Politics | Law and Society | Public Law and Legal Theory

Date of this Version

July 2006