American Judges Association


Date of this Version

July 2001


Published in Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association, 38:2 (2001), pp. 41-45. Copyright © 2001 National Center for State Courts. Used by permission. Online at


The United States Supreme Court’s 2000-2001 term will always be remembered for the Court’s role in deciding the outcome of the contemporaneous presidential election. Despite the notoriety of that decision, the rest of the term was relatively uneventful. Marked by recurrent split decisions, the Court addressed significant issues regarding an individual’s Fourth Amendment rights in the face of technological advance and law enforcement authority, the death penalty, and other topics of criminal procedure.

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