June 27, 2013 5:47 PM

Some effects of Supreme Court rulings felt at once, others take years

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia got it right. As the conservative jurist noted again this week, the court plants seeds with every decision, sometimes regardless of assurances to the contrary. And though the Supreme Court’s 2012 term ended with a flourish Wednesday, the 78 decisions issued since last October will shape the legal and political landscape for years to come.

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