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The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013–2014 Term: Both Divided and Unanimous, by Mona Towatao

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013–2014 Term demonstrated an ideological divide in a slew of 5-to-4 decisions, notably Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, impeding access to health care. Sixty-five percent of the decisions this Term were unanimous, some decided on narrow grounds, many implicating access to federal courts. These decisions included rulings on class actions, standard of review, contractual statutes of limitation, preemption, finality of judgments, and timeliness of appeal.

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