Conservative judges vote for conservative social policies and liberal judges vote for liberal social policies

The Justices’ opinions and decisions in Smith v. United States (the case in which defendant traded his MAC-10 gun for drugs) supply strong evidence for which conclusion:

a. Conservative judges vote for conservative social policies and liberal judges vote for liberal social policies.

b. Courts usually confine statutory Y-categories to their standard instances.

c. When a legislature’s particular intentions conflict with its general intentions, acourt will usually be governed by the legislature’s particular intentions.

d. In their written opinions in statutory interpretation cases, judges typically specifyand weigh all of the social consequences that are likely to follow from anydecision, and all social policies pertinent to the assessment of those consequences.

e. None of the above.