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Poll: Most Americans Back Term Limits For Supreme Court

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As it currently stands, Supreme Court justices serve life terms.

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Poll: Dems View Justices Kennedy, Roberts Favorably

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Roberts comes in with a favorable rating of 37 percent among Dems with 23 percent among Republicans, Kennedy grabbing 35 percent support from Dems and only 18 percent among GOP.

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SCOTUS To Take On Case Challenging Major Union Dues Rule

The case brought up by 10 non-union teachers from California will challenge the law that requires all public sector employees to pay for union dues, saying the rule violates a public employee’s right to free speech.

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SCOTUS Suspends Texas Abortion Clinic Rule

With no suspension put in place, Texas would have had a limited number of nine abortion centers left in the second largest state.

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SCOTUS Overturns EPA Air Pollution Rule

The Court ruled in a 5-4 decision to abandon the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards rule (2011) which required coal-burning plants to install equipment to control mercury pollutants.

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SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

The four partisan commissioners are selected by the four state legislative leaders, the chair of the independent panel is selected then by the other four chosen members.

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SCOTUS Upholds Controversial Lethal Injection Method

The Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that Oklahoma and other states can continue to carry out lethal injection by use of the controversial sedative midazolam as the first drug in its three-drug protocol.

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SCOTUS To Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case For The Second Time

The High Court will decide whether or not affirmative action in the college admissions process is constitutional.

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SCOTUS Analysis: Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide

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In an unequivocal, sweeping and often poetic 5-4 decision written by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry everywhere in the United States.

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Justice Thomas References Slavery In Same-Sex Marriage Dissent

The reference to slavery comes from the idea that ruling in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages, gives these same-sex couples “dignity.”

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Monday, August 3

● Hunt resumes for CIA’s ex-Nazi spymaster

● Lobby spending exploded in 2nd quarter

● DOD contractor gets 10 years for security violation

● U.S. tobacco policy as schizophrenic as ever

● State Dept. ordered to verify Clinton email status

● Dept. of Education expands Pell grants to prisoners

The World in 2:00 – July 31, 2015

The World in 2:00

Beijing wins the 2022 Winter Olympics, Rio’s water is filthy ahead of next year’s Summer games and an Ebola vaccine is announced.

Energy Sec.: Iran Deal ‘Will Certainly Go Into Effect’

The Energy Cabinet member took to the White House press poduim in a push to roundup public support of the Iran deal

State Releases Second Batch Of Clinton Emails

Hillary Clinton holds her first town hall meeting event of the 2016 campaign in Dover, New Hampshire. July 16, 2015. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

The State Department originally said it would release all of the emails at once sometime in early 2016, but was quickly rebuffed by a court order.

Charleston Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Mourners comfort each other following the massacre late Wednesday night in Charleston, SC. (Photo courtesy of the King Center)

If convicted, Roof could face the death penalty.

Obama Signs Highway Trust Fund Extension, Scolds Congress

“It’s a bad way for the US Government to do business,” Obama said.