The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Kansas Supreme Court should not have overturned the conviction and death sentence of a Kansas man. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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John Dennis Apel speaks outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, after oral arguments in his case. The justices are considering whether Apel has the right to protest at a military base. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg sued Northwest Airlines for what he says was unfair termination from its frequent-flier program. His case goes goes before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take another case involving the Affordable Care Act, this time a challenge to the provision that for-profit companies that provide health insurance must include contraceptive coverage in their plans offered to employees. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On June 4, President Obama announces the nominations (from left) of Robert Wilkins, Cornelia Pillard and Patricia Ann Millet to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In the past three weeks, Senate Republicans have blocked confirmation votes on all three. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a case exploring prayer at government functions. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Supreme Court invokes "God" before every public session. Now the justices will weigh whether it is different, as a legal matter, for government meetings to include more explicitly sectarian prayers. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case that challenges the court's most famous treaty decision, written in 1920 by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Solicitor General Donald Verrilli made a case before the Supreme Court last October based on information that he has discovered to be incorrect. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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People wait in line for the beginning of the Supreme Court's new term on Oct. 7. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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This artist rendering shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., seated (center) as attorney Bobby Burchfield argues during the Supreme Court's hearing on campaign finance Tuesday. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Shaun McCutcheon is challenging the aggregate limits on contributions to political candidates and parties. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court opens its new term this week. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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