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Chief Justice John Roberts Becomes Supreme Court's Swingman

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Supreme Court Delivers 2 Major 5-4 Decisions

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Supreme Court Rules On Citizenship Question, Partisan Gerrymandering

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Demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April to protest against the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Threatens Census Delay After Supreme Court Leaves Citizenship Question Blocked

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People rally in front of the Supreme Court on March 26 as the court hears arguments in redistricting cases. The court ruled that partisan redistricting is a political question, not one that federal courts can weigh in on. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts

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Supreme Court Justices Continue To Struggle With Precedent

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The Wendell Smith's liquor store in Nashville, Tenn., pictured in 2013. The court struck down a Tennessee alcohol licensing residency requirement, opening up the pathway for big-box stores to enter the market. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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High Court Strikes Down Law That Barred Trademarking 'Immoral' Words

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The Supreme Court has long upheld the right of access to a wide range of judicial proceedings and records. An order Monday unsealing records in an Alabama death penalty case continued that tradition. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles artist Erik Brunetti, the founder of the streetwear clothing company FUCT, leaves the Supreme Court after his trademark case was argued on April 15. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Trademarking 'Immoral,' 'Scandalous' Words, Symbols

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Conviction Of Man On Death Row In Mississippi

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