Many people think of the Supreme Court exclusively as a place to safeguard individual rights. Without question, this is an important duty of the Court. However, the Supreme Court serves many other institutional functions as well. These crucial responsibilities are often overlooked, not only by the public, but by those who closely watch the Supreme Court at work.
Charles E. Grassley,
The Role of the Supreme Court,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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