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Budget. More importantly, the Court is at the center of public debate and policymaking in such areas as abortion, affirmative action, sexuality, gun control, and privacy. In nearly every term the Court considers cases that go to the very heart of the separation of powers, federalism, and the Bill of Rights. ’’1 It was not always so. Under the Articles of Confederation there was no J. P. : Doubleday, 1969), 270. 11 ................. 17339$ $2C1 05-21-09 09:28:48 PS 12 Part One Institutional and Interpretive Foundations Supreme Court—indeed, no federal judiciary at all.

It depends on the case, the justices, and the lawyers. ’’15 The justices frequently interrupt the lawyers—and sometimes each other—with questions. ’’16 Coming to Decision: Voting on Cases and Writing Opinions The Court meets to discuss and decide cases on Wednesdays and Fridays. The meetings take place without clerks or staff. Some justices keep private records, but there is no formal or public record of the meetings, no collective record about who said what to whom or how each justice voted. After all of the justices have shaken hands, the Chief Justice states his views on the case under discussion and indicates how he intends to vote.

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