A woman makes her way out of a Wal-Mart store in Oakland, Calif. Wal-Mart is arguing that it is too big to be sued by 1.5 million of its current and former female workers. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a case testing whether indigent parents facing jail time for failing to pay child support have the right to a lawyer. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., staged a protest across the street from a high school in Hyattsville, Md., a day before the Supreme Court ruling. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Feb. 14, plaintiff Abdullah al-Kidd (right) and his attorney, Lee Gelernt, discuss a Supreme Court lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft during an interview with The Associated Press in Los Angeles. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks to members of the media following a closed Constitutional Seminar featuring Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Antonin Scalia on Monday. Bachmann will give the Tea Party response to Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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In the first year of John F. Kennedy's administration, cellist Pablo Casals famously performed "The Song of the Birds," a traditional Spanish folk melody that had long been his signature. He told Kennedy it symbolized his hopes for freedom and peace in the world. Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library hide caption

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The newest member of the Supreme Court, Justice Elena Kagan, participates in the court's official photo session on Oct. 8. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday. She defended the state's immigration law, declaring that Arizona had acted to deal with "a crisis" on its borders. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Ted Olson, who served as President George W. Bush's solicitor general, is now one of the lead lawyers trying to overturn California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The gymnasium at San Quentin State Prison, shown in this June 14, 2007, photo, was filled with nearly 400 double-bunked inmates because of crowded conditions. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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