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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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    Endrew F. v. Douglas City School District Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, which concerns the level of support public schools are required to give students with disabilities. In 1975…

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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…

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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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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening

    American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Speakers included President Obama and 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 on whether a disabled girl who was prevented from using her service dog Wonder in school could sue…

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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…

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    Librarian of Congress Swearing-in Ceremony

    Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress. She was confirmed by the Senate on July 13, 2016, by a vote of 74 to 18. She replaced James Billington, who resigned after 28…

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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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    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, docket number 14-915, a case that could end the practice of nonunion public employees paying fees to…

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