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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

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts

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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Sec. Carter Announces Flexible Hybrid Electronic Initiative

Flexible hybrid electronics are not a new development, but the initative will “focus on bringing these technologies down the cost curve.”

The World in 2:00 – August 28, 2015

The World in 2:00

Facing December elections and a collapsing economy, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has closed the border with Colombia and ordered thousands deported.

WH: Gun Laws Wouldn’t Have Stopped Virginia Shooter, But Could Save Others

“There are similarly shocking acts of violence that don’t get this attention that could be prevented if Congress, or at least if so many members of Congress, frankly, weren’t scared of the NRA,” Earnest said.

White House On Iran Deal: We’ve Got The Momentum

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Earlier Friday, the White House received its 30th vote in its ongoing efforts to preserve the Iran nuclear agreement.

Virginia Teen Sentenced To 11 Years For Assisting Islamic State

Ali Shukri Amin confessed to running the @Amreekiwitness Twitter account, which educated people on how to use bitcoin to covertly fund IS.

Appeals Court Reverses Ruling Against NSA

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Back in 2013, a lower court’s decision ordered the NSA to stop the bulk collection of phone records, but the order was delayed while the government weighed its next move.