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A look at the consequences of the big new SCOTUS decisions

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Oct 10, 2014
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The Supreme Court lets stand state rulings allowing same-sex marriage.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Oct 7, 2014
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Good news for Obamacare supporters, bad news for former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Sep 5, 2014
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Read the entire ruling on employer contraceptive coverage.

Read the entire opinion here.

Obamacare faces two separate court challenges Tuesday, but only one could deliver a major knockout blow to the law.

For the first time in three decades, the Supreme Court will rule on the patentability of software.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Dec 6, 2013
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There was a months-long internal policy debate over whether or not Justice should do what they said they were already doing.

To solve the problems plaguing the patent system, Congress and the courts need to rein in bad software patents.

  • James Bessen
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  • Sep 3, 2013
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A privacy group has asked the nation's highest court to stop the NSA's secretive phone records program.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jul 9, 2013
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United States v. Windsor could affect everything from Social Security to farm subsidies.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 29, 2013
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Here's what the Supreme Court's ruling overturning the Defense of Marriage Act means for the federal budget.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 26, 2013
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The Supreme Court ducked a ruling on the merits of California's same-sex marriage ban. But that's the same thing as a win for California's LGBT couples.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 26, 2013
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The 17-year-old federal law defining marriage is no more. What does that mean for same-sex couples?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 26, 2013
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The Court avoided a ruling on the Proposition 8 gay-marriage ban in California. That means the ban will remain overturned, per an earlier Ninth Circuit ruling.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jun 26, 2013
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By a 5-4 vote, the Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in the states.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jun 26, 2013
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The Voting Rights Act can be repaired. But is a new model needed?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 25, 2013
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See what states, counties, and towns are affected by today's Supreme Court ruling.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 25, 2013
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The Supreme Court effectively rendered section 5 of the Voting Rights Act inoperative. Here's what that means.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 25, 2013
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In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jun 25, 2013
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