Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford, who conned investors in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, arrives in custody at the federal courthouse for an Aug. 2010 hearing in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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A worker clears snow from in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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One of the questions before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is whether non-union members must pay for negotiating a contract they benefit from. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide if police can seize and look through a suspect's cellphone without getting a warrant. This photo shows women in Los Angeles using smartphones on Jan. 7. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pro-life demonstrators stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments in the case dealing with a Massachusetts law imposing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics for demonstrations and protests. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Eleanor McCullen, lead plaintiff in the case before the Supreme Court, outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston. Nick Fountain/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a big constitutional fight over the balance of power between the president and the Senate. President Obama has said he supports the move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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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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