DC Decoder Supreme Court 101: Top takeaways from big rulings of the term

Not since the 1950s has the US Supreme Court handed down so many unanimous decisions – 65 percent of its 2013-14 cases. There are two explanations for the rise in 9-to-0 rulings.

By , Staff writer

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Restraining executive power, protecting free speech, affirming religious liberty, and establishing a higher standard of privacy in the Digital Age are among major themes addressed in decisions handed down during the US Supreme Court’s 2013-14 term.