Donald Verrilli speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington after arguments about the death penalty on Jan. 7, 2008. He became solicitor general in 2011. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The Man Who Argued Health Care For Obama Looks Back As He Steps Down

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Each year, between 8,000 and 9,000 people nationwide complain to the government about nursing home evictions, according to federal data. That makes evictions the leading category of all nursing home complaints. shapecharge/Getty Images hide caption

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Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals

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Prosecutor Robert Zauzmer (left) from the U.S. attorney's office in Philadelphia will head up the Justice Department's effort on pardons. Brad Bower/AP hide caption

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New Pardon Chief In Obama Justice Department Inherits A Huge Backlog

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"As far as I know ... there is no problem of over-incarceration for rich, white financial or environmental executives," defense lawyer Jeffrey Robinson of the American Civil Liberties Union said. Aleksandar Dancu/iStock hide caption

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Mardi Palan, a hair stylist in Portland, Ore., is hoping to become a surrogate for a couple from Israel. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

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An Explicit Contract Makes Surrogacy Viable For An Oregon Woman

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Can Connecticut Force A Teenage Girl To Undergo Chemotherapy?

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A volunteer escort waits outside a clinic that provides abortions in Milwaukee. Wisconsin is one of many states that have passed laws requiring doctors to have hospital privileges if they perform abortions. Dinesh Ramde/AP hide caption

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Former Vice President Walter Mondale speaks at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion last week. He is one of several prominent individuals calling for better legal representation for the poor. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Sergei Magnitsky's mother, Nataliya Magnitskaya, holds a photo of her late son in 2009. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press hide caption

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