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    Justice Breyer on the Magna Carta

    Justice Stephen Breyer spoke with David Rubenstein about the importance of Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They also talked about the document’s influence on American law.…

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    Young v. United Parcel Service Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. United Parcel Service, on whether the United Parcel Service’s decision to put a pregnant employee on unpaid leave instead of…

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    Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads. The case centered on whether the nationwide passenger train service is or is…

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    Elonis v. United States Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Elonis v. United States. The case involves free speech and criminal threats in the age of the Internet and social media. At issue in the…

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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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    Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean. At issue was whether whistle-blower protection extends to unauthorized disclosure of…

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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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    Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the question: Did Nebraska violate a compact apportioning the water resources of the Republican River among Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado?

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    Holt v. Hobbs Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Holt v. Hobbs. The case involved the issue of whether an Arkansas prison policy barring a Muslim inmate from growing a beard violated his freedom of…

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    Heien v. North Carolina Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Heien v. North Carolina. At issue in the case was whether a police officer’s “mistake of law” was legal justification under…

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    U.S. v. Wurie Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in U.S. v Wurie. The issue before the Court was whether police must obtain a search warrant before looking at data on a cell phone after a person…

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    Riley v. California Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Riley v. California. The issue before the Court was whether police must obtain a search warrant before looking at data on a cell phone after a…

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    ABC v. Aereo Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in ABC v. Aereo. In 2012 Aereo launched a service that lets consumers remotely record and watch local broadcast TV on computers, iPads, and smartphones…

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    Future of Human Rights

    An international panel discussed human rights law, how human rights are enforced in different countries, and how the rule of law itself becomes part of a culture over time. They also…

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    Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer over when employees can sue their companies over retirement plan losses. This case involved a claim by…

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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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    Wood v. Moss Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wood v. Moss. The case involved pleas by two Secret Service agents for “qualified immunity” from a lawsuit claiming that the agents put…

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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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    Hall v. Florida Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hall v. Florida, a case testing the limits of the Court’s ban on executing the intellectually disabled. The issue rested on how states…

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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…

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