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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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    Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young…

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    50th Anniversary of the Warren Commission

    James Swanson talked about the formation, goals, and legacy of the Warren Commission, which was established to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.…

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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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    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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    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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    McCullen v. Coakley Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley to decide if a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics unconstitutionally limits the free…

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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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