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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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GOP Rep. Introduces Bill Forcing SCOTUS To Enroll In Obamacare

The SCOTUScare Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Babin (TX), would remove the Justices from federal insurance and require them to sign up through the Affordable Care Act

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2016 Presidential Candidates React to SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

From worries about religious freedom to celebrations for LGBT rights, the 2016 presidential candidates have a lot to say about the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

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The Day Ahead – July 8, 2015

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Greece’s Prime Minister address the European Parliament, the Pope heads to Bolivia and Bowe Bergdahl faces a court martial hearing Texas.

The World in 2:00 – July 7, 2015

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Greece lives to fight another day and US drone strikes reportedly hit Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan.

McCain: “We Are Not Winning” Against ISIL

“…and when we are not winning in war you are losing,” McCain told the Defense Secretary and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday.

WH Calls On Congress To Reform ‘No Child Left Behind’

The White House “cannot support [the education law] as it currently stands,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a conference call with reporters.

The Hard Question: The Nicaragua Canal, Brought To You By China

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In this edition of The Hard Question, host Blanquita Cullum discusses the $50 billion Nicaragua Canal and the involvement of China and Russia.

NJ Dems. To Introduce Bill For Christie Resignation

Both Senators sponsoring the bill said they were fed up with Christie’s frequent absences from New Jersey during his second term, and the fact he’s spent more than half of 2015 out of state