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CATEGORY: U.S. Supreme Court
The President’s Annual State of the Union Address, Explained
January 29, 2018

As President Donald Trump prepares to address Congress for his 2018 State of the Union address, take a look back at the history of this high-profile tradition. Read More

Charles Manson Was Sentenced to Death. Why Wasn’t He Executed?
November 20, 2017

The cult leader and mass murderer got parole hearings until the very end. Read More

Why the DOJ is Suing Colleges on Behalf of White Students
August 3, 2017

The Supreme Court case set a tenuous precedent, but without a definitive verdict. With such a complex past, what does the future hold for affirmative action? Read More

The Tragic Love Stories Behind Two Landmark Supreme Court Cases
June 26, 2017

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Born in the USA: The Immigrant Son Who Fought for Birthright Citizenship
May 30, 2017

In one of the most overlooked civil rights cases in American history, an American-born son of Chinese immigrants took on the U.S. government to affirm the principle of birthright citizenship. Read More

The Last Time a Supreme Court Nominee Was Filibustered (Yes, It’s Happened Before)
April 5, 2017

As the debate over Neil Gorsuch’s nominated to the Supreme Court continues, explore the 1968 nominee who failed his Congressional test. Read More

Mildred and Richard: The Love Story that Changed America
February 17, 2017

Find out how a couple in love brought forward the landmark case, Loving v. Virginia, which forever changed the color of marriage in the United States. Read More

A Brief History of Supreme Court Nomination Battles
January 31, 2017

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Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at 79, Leaving Vacancy on Supreme Court
February 16, 2016

Antonin Scalia, who served as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court for nearly 30 years, died in his sleep this weekend while visiting a West Texas ranch. Read More