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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, after oral arguments on Arizona's immigration law. At left, in brown and wearing sunglasses, is NPR's Nina Totenberg.
This artist rendering shows Solicitor General Donald Verrilli speaking before the Supreme Court. Verrilli argued Wednesday that Arizona's immigration law steps into federal territory.
Maricopa County sheriff's deputies check the shoes of a suspect arrested during a crime suppression sweep in Phoenix in 2010. Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration and crime sweep came after hundreds of immigrant-rights supporters delayed the effort with a rally at a downtown jail, in opposition to Arizona's immigration law SB 1070.
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Former all-star baseball pitcher Roger Clemens leaves the U.S. District Court on Monday after the first day of his perjury and obstruction trial in Washington, D.C.
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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens stops to sign a baseball as he leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., on July 14, 2011, after a judge declared a mistrial in his perjury trial.
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In this Oct. 11, 2011, photo, Albert Florence sits at his home in Bordentown, N.J., with his attorney, Susan Chana Lask. Florence sued after being strip-searched in 2005 when he was arrested because of a computer error.