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When the Supreme Court hears a big case on a controversial issue, everyone thinks they know what to expect: a 5-4 decision with Justice Kennedy casting the deciding vote.  But when the Supreme Court announced its decision about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate...
As the mid-term elections fast approach, it's not just congressional races that are getting hotly partisan. The proponents of the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act are racing to the Supreme Court, and playing politics with the law in the process. Michael Carvin, the lead attorney in this...
This week marks the start of the Supreme Court’s new Term.  While observers are likely to focus their attention on cases this week addressing constitutional protections during traffic stops (Heien v. North Carolina) and the scope of religious freedom under a key federal law (Holt v. Hobbs), the...
The new Supreme Court Term may not officially start until Monday, but it feels like it’s well underway now with the announcement today of eleven new cases that the Court will be hearing this Term.  And with these eleven grants of review, we see some signs that the tenth Term with John Roberts as...

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