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Morning Docket: 09.27.16

“Even with a new Republican appointee, [Justice Clarence] Thomas is likely to remain somewhat isolated on the extreme right.” In the case of Justice Thomas, it wouldn't even matter if Donald Trump won the presidency -- he'd still be the most conservative justice in the modern history of the Supreme Court. [New York Times] The Supreme Court's long conference was yesterday, and we'll likely find out later today (or in the days to come) the cases for which the justices decided to grant certiorari for the 2016-17 term.
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