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The Supreme Court is likely to be confronted with two cases that will challenge whether the Court is capable of applying the same rule in cases that benefits Democrats as it does in cases that benefit Republicans.
Carvin's prediction that GOP justices can be trusted to advance GOP policies even in a case such as this one, where the arguments for doing so are weak, may in fact prove correct. Should Carvin be vindicated, however, the justices will deal a grievous self-inflicted wound to their own institution.