05/24/2014 05:29 pm ET Updated May 24, 2014

Final Word On U.S. Law Isn't: Supreme Court Keeps Editing

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been quietly revising its decisions years after they were issued, altering the law of the land without public notice. The revisions include “truly substantive changes in factual statements and legal reasoning,” said Richard J. Lazarus, a law professor at Harvard and the author of a new study examining the phenomenon.

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