Barack Obama takes the oath of office beside his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha, right, and Malia, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009. Chuck Kennedy/AP hide caption

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Fane Lozman's floating home is docked at a marina in Riviera Beach, Fla., in this undated photo from court documents. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor applauds during a reception in her honor at the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke with NPR in December at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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A photographic screen hangs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, which is undergoing renovations. On Wednesday, the justices will hear arguments in a case that asks whether police without a warrant can administer a blood test to a suspected drunken driver. Greg E. Mathieson/MAI/Landov hide caption

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Robert Bork, nominated by President Reagan to the Supreme Court, is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing, Sept. 15, 1987. John Duricka/AP hide caption

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Edith Windsor, 83, is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. When Windsor's female spouse died, the federal government, acting under DOMA, required Windsor to pay estate taxes that she would not have owed if her spouse had been a man. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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After years of waiting, the Kennedy Center has a new symphonic organ replacing its old Filene organ. The $2 million project will culminate in the organ's debut on Nov. 27. William Neil (left), the National Symphony Orchestra organist, speaks with NSO Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl (center) during the organ's test with the orchestra on Oct. 18. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Mervel Parker fills out his ballot at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday. Alabama is one of nine states with a history of discrimination that the Voting Rights Act requires to obtain pre-clearance before changing any election procedures. Julie Bennett/AP hide caption

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Miami-Dade Detective Douglas Bartelt and narcotics detector canine Franky give a demonstration in Miami in 2011. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Miami-Dade narcotics detector canine Franky, who came out of retirement to give a demonstration, sniffs marijuana in Miami in 2011. Franky's supersensitive nose is at the heart of a question being put to the U.S. Supreme Court: Does a police K-9's sniff outside a house give officers the right to get a search warrant for illegal drugs? Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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A New York case in which a same-sex couple was denied a tax benefit is likely headed to the Supreme Court. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Sen. Arlen Specter, a member of the Senate Government Affairs Committee investigating campaign fundraising abuses, questions a witness during hearings on Capitol Hill on July 9, 1997. Luke Frazza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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