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US Supreme Court’s Tumultuous Term Ends With Guns, Roe and Protests

  • Conservative majority flexed its muscle with sweeping rulings
  • Legal landscape shifts on regulation, religion, other issues
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The US Supreme Court moved boldly in its first full term with three Donald Trump appointees, delivering far-reaching rulings on guns, religion and federal regulatory power along with a historic decision that eliminated the constitutional right to abortion.

It was a term laden with tumult: the unprecedented leak of a draft abortion opinion, signs of friction among the justices, an alleged assassination attempt, and public anger that culminated with protesters arrested outside a fenced-in court as the newest justice was inside being sworn in.