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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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    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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    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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    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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    Supreme Court Oral Argument on Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges consolidated with three other same-sex marriage cases. The first question heard was whether the 14th Amendment requires a…

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    Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the consolidated cases of Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, and National Mining Association. v. EPA. The cases concern the…

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    King v. Burwell Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in King v. Burwell. The case concerns the legality of the Internal Revenue Service extending tax-credit subsidies to health insurance plans sold…

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    Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. The case addresses low-income housing and the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which bars…

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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 American citizen born in…

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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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    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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    Supreme Court 2014 Term Preview

    A panel of U.S. Supreme Court observers, including attorneys who had argued before the court, discussed the 2014 term of the high court which would begin in October, and what cases were likely to be…

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    Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, combined with the case of Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation. The cases involved the provision of the Affordable…

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    McCutcheon v. FEC Oral Argument

    Justices heard oral arguments in the case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission which focused on campaign finance rules and caps on campaign funding. Among the issues addressed in the…

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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 language, meaning, and history of the…

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    Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference Dinner

    Solicitor General Donald Verrilli talked about his role as the government’s top lawyer. Topics included his relationship with members of President Obama’s cabinet and the process for…

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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 greenhouse gases…

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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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    Bond v. U.S. Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bond v. U.S., which challenges Congress' authority to pass general criminal statutes through an international treaty prohibiting the use and proliferation of…

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