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Three variations of the AR-15 assault rifle are displayed at the California Department of Justice in Sacramento, Calif., in 2012. A federal judge who previously overturned California's ban on assault weapons did it again on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, ruling that the state's attempts to prohibit sales of semiautomatic guns violates the constitutional right to bear arms. Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photo hide caption

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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., leads a hearing on the future of abortion rights following the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court on July 14. The House on Tuesday voted to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, a direct confrontation with the Supreme Court. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Cambodian-American lawyer Theary Seng, dressed in the Lady Liberty talks to the media outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Heng Sinith/AP hide caption

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Steve Johnson with his sisters, Terry, left, and Rebecca and his wife Rosemarie, second right, arrive at the Supreme Court in Sydney on Monday for a sentencing hearing in the murder of Scott Johnson — Steve, Terry and Rebecca's brother. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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DeMarcus Hicks, a recent graduate of nursing school who is working as a contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, gives a person a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, Dec. 20, 2021, in Federal Way, Wash. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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The Lady Justice statue stands atop the Final Court of Appeal in Hong Kong after a ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year on Jan. 24, 2022 in Hong Kong. Anthony Kwan/Getty Images hide caption

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Willie B. Smith is on death row for his conviction in the 1991 abduction, robbery, and murder of 22-year-old Sharma Ruth Johnson. Alabama Department of Corrections hide caption

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Angelita Chegup (left) and Tara Amboh are among four women banished from their reservation for what they say are political reasons. They're now suing the Ute Tribe in Utah. Nate Hegyi/Mountain West News Bureau hide caption

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'It Changed Our Lives': Banished Native Women Fight Tribal Leaders In Federal Court

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The Supreme Court on Monday punted on the merits of partisan gerrymandering. The decision could make it more difficult for challengers of the practice to bring cases in the future. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Leaves 'Wild West' Of Partisan Gerrymandering In Place — For Now

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A person in Miami searches the Internet for sales. A case relating to whether all Internet purchases will be subject to sales taxes is heard Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Will You Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On Every Online Purchase?

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The contents of a drug overdose rescue kit at a May 13, 2015, training session in Buffalo, N.Y., on how to administer naloxone, which reverses the effects of heroin and prescription painkillers. Carolyn Thompson/AP hide caption

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To Save Opioid Addicts, This Experimental Court Is Ditching The Delays

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Judge Lewis Gregory, head of the city court in Greenwood, Ind., began allowing drug court participants to begin taking Vivitrol after meeting with an Alkermes sales representative. Jake Harper/Side Effects Public Media hide caption

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To Grow Market Share, A Drugmaker Pitches Its Product To Judges

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In this June 1, 2017 file photo Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch is seen during an official group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Justice Neil Gorsuch Votes 100 Percent Of The Time With Most Conservative Colleague

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The confluence of the St. Croix, top, and Mississippi Rivers, bottom, is seen from the air on May 31, 2012. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

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