At high court, opinions often quietly edited

Some revisions substantive, risk legal errors, study finds

Posted: May 25, 2014 at 5:19 a.m.

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 Lazarus, a law professor at Harvard and the author of a new study examining the phenomenon.

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