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The U.S. Supreme Court ended its 2005-2006 term on Friday with a blockbuster ruling that limits a key weapon in the Bush administration's war on terror.
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In a pair of cases that could reignite disputes over race and public education, the Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide what role affirmative action should play in assigning students to competitive spots in elementary and secondary schools.
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Chief Justice Roberts makes no secret of his desire to foster as much agreement among his benchmates as possible.
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The Supreme Court will decide the following key cases in June:
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March
21
• High court debates whistle-blower suits
• Supreme Court blocks investor fraud suit
 
March
1
• High court wades into Texas political shootout
February
28
• Texas redistricting heads to high court
 
February
21
• Justices tackle late-term abortion issue
February
7
• Notes on O'Connor, Mohammed and falling marble
 
February
1
• Justice Alito casts his first vote
January
31
• Alito sworn in as nation's 110th Supreme Court justice
 
January
30
• Anti-Alito filibuster soundly defeated
January
27
• Kerry appears to lack votes for Alito filibuster
 
January
26
• GOP sets up showdown over Alito
January
24
• Senate panel recommends Alito on party-line vote
 
January
23
• Poll: Alito should sit on high court
January
19
• Judiciary Democrats plan to say 'no' to Alito
 
January
18
• Single Democrat defects on Alito vote
• O'Connor: 'Gone Fishing (almost)'
• Justice O'Connor, a 'sensible' jurist
January
17
• Alito committee vote set for next week
 
January
13
• Alito hearings wrap up
January
12
• Alito completes testimony; split remains
 
January
11
• Democrats grill Supreme Court nominee
January
10
• Greenfield: Real questions for Alito
• On the record: Alito's answers
• Transcript of Alito statement
• Alito: 'Open mind' on abortion rights
 
January
9
• Poll: Majority would oppose Alito if he would overturn Roe
• Alito's record, character on display at hearings
• Alito: Only obligation is 'the rule of law'
January
6
• Alito's record reveals conservative, cautious judge
• Alito's dissenting opinions attract attention
 
January
5
• Alito's record, character on display at hearings
January
4
• Bar association: Supreme Court nominee 'well-qualified'
 
December
2
• Specter: Alito said he will respect abortion precedents
November
30
• High court, new chief justice hear abortion cases
 
November
15
• Feinstein: Alito backs away from memo
November
14
• High court rejects felons' voting appeal
• Alito denied that Constitution protected abortion
 
November
10
• Alito: No conflict of interest in Vanguard case
November
4
• Bush disappointed by Alito hearings schedule
 
November
3
• Alito hearings to begin in January
November
1
• Key GOP senator calls Alito 'solid pick'
 
October
31
• Bush nominates Alito to Supreme Court
October
30
• Officials: Bush set to name nominee
 
October
28
• Conservatives look past Miers
October
27
• Miers withdraws Supreme Court nomination
• Documents, backlash doomed nomination
• Conservatives look past Miers
• Poll mixed on Miers' withdrawal
 
October
18
• Specter, White House at odds over Miers' views
• More controversy over Miers
October
17
• White House renews push on Miers
 
October
13
• White House: Miers won't withdraw
October
12
• White House defends talk of Miers' religion
 
October
10
• Conservatives spar over Miers nomination
October
9
• Conservatives spar over Miers nomination
 
October
5
• Poll: Support for Miers not as high as that for Roberts
October
4
• Transcript: Bush touts Miers, addresses hurricane recovery
• Quiz hints at Miers' views on gay rights
• Bush: Abortion not discussed with nominee
 
October
3
• Supreme Court enters Roberts era
• Cautious reaction to Miers' nomination
• Nominee courts support from senators
• Bush picks White House counsel for Supreme Court
October
2
• Supreme Court term opening with new chief justice
 
October
1
• Supreme Court term packed with meaty cases
September
30
• Chief Justice Roberts goes to work
 
September
29
• Roberts sworn in as chief justice
• Past oaths taken in unusual places
• Court vacancy fights: One down, one more to go
September
28
• Roberts expected to win nod as chief justice Thursday
 
September
26
• Sources: Bush could announce next court pick Friday
September
15
• Roberts awaits Senate's verdict
• Schumer: 'What kind of justice will John Roberts be?'
 
September
14
• Roberts sidesteps questions on pledge, eminent domain
September
13
• Roberts fields senators' queries for second day
 
September
12
• Roberts: 'My job is to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat'
September
6
• Justices pay last respects to Rehnquist
 
September
5
• Bush nominates Roberts as chief justice
September
4
• Who will be the next chief justice?
• Justices pay tribute to Rehnquist
• Chief Justice Rehnquist dies at 80
 
September
3
• Conservatism, judicial restraint mark Rehnquist legacy
• Chief Justice Rehnquist has died
August
25
• Some civil rights group members support Roberts
 
August
24
• Critics, supporters battle over Roberts
August
17
• Roberts gets bar association's top rating
 
August
8
• Accused terrorist files high court appeal
August
7
• Justice: 'Serious flaws' in death penalty
 
July
27
• Roberts documents reveal a conservative
July
21
• Roberts on the charm offensive
• 'Gang of 14' members cast doubt on court stalemate
 
July
20
• Roberts donated primarily to GOP candidates
• Moderates cast doubt on court stalemate
July
19
• Appeals court hears accused 'dirty bomb' case
• Bush nominates Roberts to Supreme Court
 
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