Jan 3

Happy statehood birthday, Alaska!



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It was on this day in 1959 that Alaska was admitted to the union as the 49th state- ending a process that started 13 years earlier.



Jan 2

The Constitution in 2014: the state of same-sex marriage



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In this fourth article of a five-part series, Lyle Denniston looks ahead to the constitutional issues that will unfold in the campaign for same-sex marriage. The final article in the series will deal with election law. Earlier articles covered the war on terrorism, abortion, and health care.



Jan 2

Supreme Court could hear another Obamacare challenge



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A New Years’ Eve decision by Justice Sonia Sotomayor to grant a request from a group of nuns could open the door to a third challenge to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2014.



Jan 1

Legal marijuana sales start in Colorado as issues linger



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Retail marijuana stores are open for business on New Years’ Day in Colorado, the first state that has successfully legalized the controlled sale and use of recreation pot. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the cloud of legal controversy has lifted.



Dec 31

Happy New Year!



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Happy New Year everyone! Today we say good-bye to this past year and welcome 2014—a year that will bring the 227th anniversary of the Constitution! But before the celebrations begin, we thought we would take a minute to explore the fun history and traditions surrounding the New Year’s holiday.



Dec 31

The Constitution in 2014: health care’s latest challenges



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In this third article of a five-part series, Lyle Denniston examines the constitutional issues that still surround the new federal health care law. Later articles will deal with same-sex marriage and elections. Earlier articles dealt with the war on terrorism and with abortion.



Dec 31

12 major Supreme Court cases decided in 2013



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The Supreme Court had a busy year in 2013, issuing key rulings on same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act, the use of police dogs in searches, and affirmative action.



Dec 30

A look back at the Supreme Court’s year in 2013



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Marshall Scholar Alexander Fullman looks back at an eventful year for the Supreme Court in 2013, including five decisions involving the Fourth Amendment.



Dec 30

Could a Supreme Court decision kill free sports, network programs on TV?



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The Supreme Court might take on a potential game-changing case in January that could lead to major TV networks pulling some of their free popular programs from the airwaves.



Dec 27

Is Andrew Johnson the worst president in American history?



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This weekend marks the birthday of perhaps the most-maligned president in American history. But was Andrew Johnson really that bad, or just the target of some second-guessing historians?