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    Supreme Court and Foreign Relations

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about the influence of foreign relations on American national security and civil liberties. He spoke about cases featured in his book, The…

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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    400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's Death

    The Folger Shakespeare Library marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 23, 1616. The program featured actors, community leaders, artists, and scholars…

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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…

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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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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    Book Discussion on The Court and the World

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about his book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, about the challenges facing the judiciary and the application…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Evenwel v. Abbott Oral Argument

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

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