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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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    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 Court…

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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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    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…

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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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    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 sharing their connections to Shakespeare through…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Book Discussion on The Court and the World

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talks about his book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, at the National Constitution Center’s annual celebration of…

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