The Supreme Court is back in session on Friday, with five decisions remaining in its current term that include big cases on same-sex marriages, voter redistricting and lethal injections. Here is a quick look at what to expect in the court room.
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The controversy over the public display of a Confederate flag at South Carolina’s capitol has given new life to some old arguments about state-level protections given to Confederate flag-related items.
Among the most controversial of all Supreme Court decisions has its 25th anniversary this month, when a divided Court in June 1989 allowed flag burning as protected free speech. So how did the Court choose to make an unpopular decision about an American institution?
North Carolina’s House on Thursday overrode and effectively passed a state law that allows government officials to refuse to marry people, including same-sex couples, by citing a religious objection.
President Obama’s critical remarks this week about the Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act echo similar remarks from three years ago when the Justices were deciding the first big Obamacare challenge.