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Supreme Court has been altering its published opinions for years; latest change is a surprise

Many of the changes to published opinions—the vast majority, in fact—truly are minor grammatical corrections: things like correcting stylistic and typographical errors and misspellings (up to and including the occasional error in spelling a Justice’s name). Lazarus discovered, however, that many of the changes over the Court’s history have been substantive, and might alter the meaning or the reasoning behind the opinion.