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    Alabama Redistricting Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated cases, Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama and Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, challenging state’s…

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    Zivotofsky v. Kerry Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Zivotofsky v. Kerry. The case involves whether Congress has the power to pass a law requiring the State Department to record the birthplace of an…

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    Supreme Court 2014 Term Preview

    A panel of U.S. Supreme Court observers, including attorneys who had argued before the court, discussed the 2014 term of the high court which would begin in October, and what cases were…

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    Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference Dinner

    Solicitor General Donald Verrilli talked about his role as the government’s top lawyer. Topics included his relationship with members of President Obama’s cabinet and the…

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    Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International. At issue in the case was whether an abstract idea can be patented -- in this case, a computer-run…

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    Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, combined with the case of Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation. The cases involved the provision of the…

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    Regulation of Greenhouse Gases Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument on the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2007 the Court decided that the EPA could regulate…

    568 views
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    Harris v. Quinn Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court head oral argument in Harris v. Quinn, about whether a state may, consistent with the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, compel…

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    Presidential Recess Appointment Power Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument on the president’s recess appointment powers. In the case National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning the Court was considering the…

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    Bond v. U.S. Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bond v. U.S., which challenges Congress' authority to pass general criminal statutes through an international treaty prohibiting the use and…

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    McCutcheon v. FEC Oral Argument

    Justices heard oral arguments in the case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission which focused on campaign finance rules and caps on campaign funding. Among the issues addressed in the…

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    Supreme Court 2013-2014 Term Preview

    Donald Verrilli and Thomas Goldstein previewed cases on the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2013-2014 term. At the time of this event the Court had cases on campaign finance,…

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    United States v. Windsor Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Windsor, the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). At issue was whether the Court had jurisdiction to rule on the…

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    Hollingsworth v. Perry Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 law. Nearly 18,000 same-sex couples were married in California,…

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    Shelby County v. Holder Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder. The case concerns Congress' 2006 re-authorization of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act under the pre-existing…

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    Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case on affirmative action policies in higher education.  This program contained the audio…

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    Supreme Court 2011-2012 Term Review

    Panelists reviewed Supreme Court decisions in the 2011-2012 term. Among the topics they addressed were cases involving health care, an Arizona immigration law, and the Stolen Valor…

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    University of Iowa Law School Commencement Address

    U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of the University of Iowa Law School.

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    Supreme Court Health Care Law Oral Argument, Day 3, Medicaid Expansion

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the fourth of the four cases challenging the 2010 health care law. The fourth case, Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services,…

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    Supreme Court Health Care Law Oral Argument, Day 3, Severability

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the third of the four cases challenging the 2010 health care law. The focus of the third case, National Federation of Independent Business v.…

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