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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday about whether immigrants can be detained indefinitely without a chance to persuade a neutral judge that they are entitled to temporary release. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Tests Whether Detained Immigrants Have Right To Hearing

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Supreme Court To Consider How Long Immigrants May Be Detained Without Bond Hearing

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Supreme Court Tests Role Of Intellectual Disability In Death Penalty Case

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Texas Death Case Tests Standards For Defining Intellectual Disability

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Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama talks to the media at Trump Tower in New York Thursday. Sessions was picked to be President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general Friday. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Election Raises Host Of Issues For Supreme Court

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Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, left, walks with Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in March at the Capitol in Washington. Schumer is expected to become the new Senate minority leader, but with Donald Trump's election as president, Garland's nomination is done. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Republicans' Senate Tactics Leave Trump Wide Sway Over Nation's Courts

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As President, Trump Will Likely Nominate Supreme Court Justices

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Demonstrators in Philadelphia in 2008 try to draw attention to the subprime mortgage crisis. Philadelphia is one of the cities backing Miami's efforts to sue Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Revisits 2008's Housing Collapse With Banking Test Cases

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Former Attorney General Janet Reno in 2004. Charlie Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Janet Reno, First Female U.S. Attorney General, Dies At 78

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Eight out of nine chairs are seen at the Supreme Court, including one draped in black for Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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If Clinton Wins, Republicans Suggest Shrinking Size of Supreme Court

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Wynton Marsalis onstage in New York in April 2016. His new violin concerto made its East Coast debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center last week. Andrew Toth/Getty Images hide caption

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The Transatlantic Collaboration Behind Wynton Marsalis' New Violin Concerto

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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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