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    Evenwel v. Abbott Oral Argument

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

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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 group of…

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    McDonnell v. U.S. Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McDonnell v. United States, a case concerning what kinds of official conduct amount to corruption. Former Governor Robert McDonnell (R-VA) was convicted of…

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    Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, which concerns whether a landowner can challenge the government’s determination that a property contains protected…

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    Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case challenging the constitutionality of a Texas law that imposed new rules for abortion clinics and doctors. The…

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    Utah v. Strieff Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Utah v. Strieff, a case questioning whether incriminating evidence can be used against a defendant if it was discovered in the course of an illegal police stop.…

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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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    Betterman v. Montana Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Betterman v. Montana , which concerns whether the constitutional right to a speedy trial applies to the sentencing phase of a criminal prosecution.…

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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 process.…

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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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    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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    Birchfield v. North Dakota Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Birchfield v. North Dakota. The case concerns whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it illegal for a driver to refuse to take a blood, breath, or…

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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 person, one…

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    Luis v. United States Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Luis v. United States. The case concerns the government’s ability to freeze a defendant’s assets, even those unrelated to criminal activity, at the…

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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 penalty was an “advisory opinion” and did not need to be unanimous.…

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    Zubik v. Burwell Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Zubik v. Burwell, seven consolidated cases challenging whether the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate violates the Religious…

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    United States v. Texas Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Texas, a case concerning President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. In November 2014 President Obama initiated Deferred Action…

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    Hillsdale College Commencement Address

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gave the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of Hillsdale College in the college’s Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center. He praised the…

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    Wittman v. Personhuballah Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wittman v. Personhuballah, on whether Virginia lawmakers unlawfully considered race when drawing lines for congressional districts. The case centered specifically on…

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    Williams v. Pennsylvania Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams v. Pennsylvania. The case concerns when judges must step down from hearing issues before them. Terrance Williams challenged his death sentence on…

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