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The Supreme Court ended its 2007 Term by rejecting a centerpiece of the Bush administration’s crumbling Guantánamo policy for the third time in four years while recognizing, for the first time in American history, an individual right to bear arms under the Second Amendment.
Statistically, the Court decided even fewer cases than last Term, when it set a modern low. There were also significantly fewer 5-4 decisions. And, unlike last Term, Justice Kennedy was not on the winning side in every 5-4 case.
In the 2007 Term, the ACLU has brought or been involved in various cases including key arguments in criminal justice and the death penalty, due process, and voting rights.