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Ehlena Fry and her service dog, Wonder, visit the Supreme Court on Monday. An-Li Herring/NPR hide caption

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Service Dog Case Draws Skepticism From Both Sides At The Supreme Court

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A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court

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Chicago residents cast early ballots on Tuesday for the Nov. 8 election. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Will The New Era Of Limited Federal Monitoring Still Protect Voter Rights?

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The Supreme Court in a Feb. 17, 2016 file photo. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sen. McCain Says Republicans Will Block All Court Nominations If Clinton Wins

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Legal rules in most states bar judges from hearing testimony about jury deliberations after a trial is over. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Divided Supreme Court Hears 'Screaming Racial Bias' Juror Case

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Tuesday's case tests the constitutionality of widespread rules that bar courts from examining evidence of racial bias in jury deliberations. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Hears Case On Racial Bias In Jury Deliberations

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Christina Swarns, center, the lead counsel for Duane Buck, is embraced by Buck's stepsister Phyllis Taylor, right, outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Hears 'Indefensible' Death Penalty Case Where Race Linked To Violence

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Supreme Court Reviews Racial Discrimination In Texas Death Penalty Case

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During his sentencing for murder in 1997, the jury was told that because Duane Buck was black, he posed a "future dangerousness." He was given the death penalty. Texas Department of Criminal Justice/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court To Hear Death Penalty Case Based On Racially Tainted Testimony

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Supreme Court Hears First Round Of Arguments In New Term

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Still Down A Justice, Supreme Court Term Is Off To A Restrained Start

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