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    Heffernan v. City of Paterson Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Heffernan v. City of Paterson, a case on whether city officials violated the free speech rights of a police officer who was demoted after his…

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    Book Discussion on The Court and the World

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about his book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, about the challenges facing the judiciary and the application…

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    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that could end the practice of nonunion public employees paying fees to unions. A…

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    Harris v. Arizona Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The case concerns whether Arizona’s legislative districts violate the “one…

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    Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The case concerns the consideration of race as a factor in the undergraduate admissions…

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    Evenwel v. Abbott Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Evenwel v. Abbott, on the concept of “one person, one vote” and whether states could consider total population or the number of…

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    Foster v. Chatman Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Foster v. Chatman. The case concerns death row inmate Timothy Foster, who was convicted of killing a 79-year old woman by an all-white jury, and…

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    Hurst v. Florida Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hurst v. Florida on the constitutionality of Florida’s death penalty system. A Florida jury’s recommendation for the death…

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    Montgomery v. Louisiana Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Montgomery v. Louisiana on whether their 2012 Miller v. Alabama decision where life sentences given to juveniles were deemed unconstitutional…

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    Book Discussion on The Court and the World

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talks about his book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, at the National Constitution Center’s annual celebration…

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    McFadden v. United States Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McFadden v. United States. At issue in the case was whether, in order to convict someone under the Controlled Substances Analogue Act, the…

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    Glossip v. Gross Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Glossip v. Gross. The case concerns whether the use of the drug midazolam in lethal injection executions violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban…

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    Johnson v. United States Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Johnson v. United States. The case concerns whether possession of a short-barreled shotgun could be considered a violent felony under the Armed…

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    Supreme Court Oral Argument on State Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges consolidated with three other same-sex marriage cases. The second question heard was whether the 14th Amendment…

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    Supreme Court Oral Argument on Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges consolidated with three other same-sex marriage cases. The first question heard was whether the 14th Amendment…

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    Horne v. Agriculture Department Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Horne v. Department of Agriculture. The case concerns a federal government program that requires growers to turn over large quantities of the…

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    Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the consolidated cases of Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, and National Mining Association. v.…

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    Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans. The case concerns the First Amendment and the state of Texas’s refusal to issue…

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    Supreme Court Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified on the Supreme Court fiscal year 2016 budget and the federal judiciary system. By law, the judicial branch assembles its own…

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    City of Los Angeles v. Patel Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case City of Los Angeles v. Patel, which questions whether a Los Angeles city ordinance requiring hoteliers to reveal guest registries to…

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