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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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    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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    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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    McDonnell v. U.S. Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McDonnell v. United States, docket number 15-474, a case concerning what kinds of official conduct amount to corruption. Former Governor Robert McDonnell…

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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, docket number 15-290, which concerns whether a landowner can challenge the government’s determination that a property…

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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, docket number 15-274, a case challenging the constitutionality of a Texas law that imposed new rules for abortion…

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    Utah v. Strieff Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Utah v. Strieff, docket number 14-1373, a case questioning whether incriminating evidence can be used against a defendant if it was discovered in the course of…

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    Foster v. Chatman Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Foster v. Chatman, docket number 14-8349.. The case concerns death row inmate Timothy Foster, who was convicted of killing a 79-year old woman by an…

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    Betterman v. Montana Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Betterman v. Montana, docket number 14-1457, which concerns whether the constitutional right to a speedy trial applies to the sentencing phase of a…

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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, docket number 14-981. The case concerns the consideration of race as a factor in the undergraduate…

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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, docket number 14-280, on whether their 2012 Miller v. Alabama decision where life sentences given to juveniles were…

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