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The University of Minnesota and its famed basketball coach, Tubby Smith, did not owe a duty of care to prospective assistant coach Jimmy Williams during employment negotiations in 2007, the Supreme Court held in reversing a $1 million damage award against Smith and the university.

Party polarization and the courts

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended in June is just one example of how polarization is undermining confidence in the judiciary and turning that branch of the government into just another partisan body torn by politics.

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