The country is bracing for a bruising battle over filling a Supreme Court vacancy, a battle in which conservatives will praise ``judicial restraint'' and ``deference'' to popularly elected branches of government and liberals will praise judicial activism in defense of individual rights. But consider what the court did Thursday.
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