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    Hernandez v. Mesa Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hernandez v. Mesa, a case on whether constitutional protections can extend past U.S. boundaries. The case concerns whether the family of a a…

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    Packingham v. North Carolina Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Packingham v. North Carolina, a case questioning whether a North Carolina law banning registered sex offenders from using social media violates First Amendment…

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    Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections, a racial gerrymandering case examining how race can be taken into consideration when states draw district maps. In…

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    Nelson v. Colorado Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Nelson v. Colorado, a case questioning Colorado’s practice of not refunding court and other fees to people whose convictions of crimes were…

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    Lynch v. Dimaya Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lynch v. Dimaya, a case that will decide if the definition of a “crime of violence,” as it is used in deportation sections of immigration law, is…

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    Lee v. Tam Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lee v. Tam, a case testing whether the government’s refusal to register trademarks that can be seen as disparaging, such as racial slurs, violates First Amendment free…

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    Ziglar v. Abbasi Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the consolidated cases Ziglar v. Abbasi, Ashcroft v. Abbasi and Hasty v. Abbasi. The cases concern whether Arabs and Muslims detained for…

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    Bill of Rights 225th Anniversary

    Professor Colleen Sheehan talked about James Madison’s role in the creation of the Bill of Rights. December 15, 2016, marked the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.

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    Moore v. Texas Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas, which concerns whether Texas' criteria for determining if an intellectually disabled person can be sentenced to death. In 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that…

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    Jennings v. Rodriguez Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Jennings v. Rodriguez, which concerns whether detained immigrants facing deportation can be held for longer than six months without a bail…

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    McCrory v. Harris Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCrory v. Harris, a racial gerrymandering case concerning two North Carolina congressional districts. Black voters in those districts sued, arguing that the…

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    Salman v. United States Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard the oral argument for Salman v. Unites States, docket number 15-628, a case challenging the government’s power to prosecute people who profit from trading…

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    Manuel v. City of Joliet Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Manuel v. City of Joliet, Illinois, on whether the defendant, who was arrested for drug possession and held for two months based on falsified…

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    Lynch v. Morales-Santana Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lynch v. Morales-Santana, a case testing the constitutionality of an immigration law from 1952 that made it easier for unmarried American mothers to…

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    Wells Fargo v. Miami Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wells Fargo v. Miami, which was consolidated with Bank of America v. Miami. The Court would decide if the city of Miami can sue the banks under the…

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    Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, a case concerning whether a disabled girl who was prevented from using her service dog Wonder in school…

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    Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Pena-Rodriguez v.Colorado, a case balancing jury secrecy against the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury. The case concerns whether Miguel…

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    Buck v. Davis Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Buck v. Davis, docket number 15-8049. The case concerns whether Duane Buck can appeal his death penalty sentence based on testimony by a witness…

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    1984 Mock Trial

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the mock trial of Winston vs. Oceania, a case based on George Orwell’s book, 1984. Justice Ginsburg is joined by a panel of judges including Justice Stephen Breyer and…

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    Evenwel v. Abbott Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Evenwel v. Abbott, docket number 14-940, on the concept of “one person, one vote” and whether states could consider total population or the…

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