Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, after oral arguments on Arizona's immigration law. At left, in brown and wearing sunglasses, is NPR's Nina Totenberg. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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This artist rendering shows Solicitor General Donald Verrilli speaking before the Supreme Court. Verrilli argued Wednesday that Arizona's immigration law steps into federal territory. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Immigration Brings High Drama To The High Court

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Maricopa County sheriff's deputies check the shoes of a suspect arrested during a crime suppression sweep in Phoenix in 2010. Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration and crime sweep came after hundreds of immigrant-rights supporters delayed the effort with a rally at a downtown jail, in opposition to Arizona's immigration law SB 1070. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Controversial Arizona Law Reaches Supreme Court

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Former all-star baseball pitcher Roger Clemens leaves the U.S. District Court on Monday after the first day of his perjury and obstruction trial in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Prosecutor Accuses Clemens Of 'Deceit,' 'Dishonesty'

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens stops to sign a baseball as he leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., on July 14, 2011, after a judge declared a mistrial in his perjury trial. Jonathan Ernst /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Clemens Faces Trial (Again) Over Doping Testimony

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Supreme Court Rules On Strip Search Issue

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In this Oct. 11, 2011, photo, Albert Florence sits at his home in Bordentown, N.J., with his attorney, Susan Chana Lask. Florence sued after being strip-searched in 2005 when he was arrested because of a computer error. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court OKs Strip Searches For Minor Offenses

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Linda Dorr (left) and Keli Carender chant along with other demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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Justices Ask: Can Health Law Stand If Mandate Fails?

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Justices To Hear Arguments Over Heart Of Health Law

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Demonstrators both for and against the new health care law turned out on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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Mandate's Fate Seems To Rest On Kennedy, Roberts

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether Congress can require people to buy health insurance. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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Justices Tackle The Big Question: Can Congress Force You To Buy Insurance?

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A protester holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution outside the Supreme Court on Monday in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tax Fight A Prelude To Supreme Court Fireworks

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4 Questions That Could Make Or Break The Health Care Law

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