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The future of abortion, always a contentious issue, is up at the Supreme Court on Dec. 1. Arguments are planned challenging Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the court's major decisions over the last half-century that guarantee a woman's right to an abortion nationwide. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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As the Supreme Court considers Roe v. Wade, a look at how abortion became legal

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Supreme Court conservatives are skeptical on spiritual advisers in death chamber

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case centered on the FBI's surveillance of mosques after 9/11. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court to hear arguments on FBI's surveillance of mosques

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Gun violence survivors hold their banners during a rally Wednesday outside of the U.S. Supreme Court. The court heard arguments in a gun rights case that centers on New York's restrictive gun permit law. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court appears skeptical of New York's restrictive gun control law

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The Supreme Court will hear its first major gun case since 2008. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Gun rights are back at the Supreme Court for the first time in more than a decade

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At Supreme Court, an obstreperous school board member meets a censorious board

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The Supreme Court heard arguments in Texas abortion law case

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Abortion-rights supporters and opponents rally outside the Supreme Court on Monday, as the justices heard arguments about Texas' controversial abortion law. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday on whether the federal government can sue Texas over its controversial law that bans most abortions. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Novel Texas abortion case is back at the Supreme Court

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Court observers suspect it is only a matter of time before a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, explicitly or implicitly, strikes down Roe v. Wade and other abortion precedents of the last half century. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court heard arguments in case about Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

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Supreme Court looks set to reimpose the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber

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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the federal government's appeal of a lower court ruling overturning convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The Boston Marathon bomber case reaches the Supreme Court

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Supreme Court pushes government after it sought to block testimony in torture case

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