Use of synthetic "bath salts," compounds sold legally but used as a controlled substance, has been on the rise since 2010. Brian Peterson /Minneapolis Star Tribune hide caption

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Synthetic 'Bath Salts' An Evolving Problem For DEA

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The U.S. Supreme Court justices — (first row, from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, (back row) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan — pose at the Supreme Court in 2010. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Court's Recent Rulings Shake Up Partisan Narrative

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Former AG On Eric Holder Contempt Vote

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Gonzales On Chief Justice's Surprising Decision

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What Does Health Care Decision Mean For Patients?

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The U.S. Supreme Court on the eve of a hearing about the Florida presidential election recount, Nov. 30, 2000. The justices later ruled 5-4 in the case of Bush v. Gore, effectively deciding the outcome of the presidential race. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Chief Justice John Roberts, shown in 2010, is still "finding his role as chief justice," says one law professor. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House To Pursue Criminal Action Against Holder

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Revisiting Some Recent Supreme Court Decisions

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Chief Justice Robert's Vote Saves Health Care Law

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Health Care Ruling To Fuel Presidential Campaigns

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