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The latest news and analysis about key cases and critical arguments before the Supreme Court. The feed is updated frequently when the court is in session with interviews, background reports and updates to put key decisions in context.

The latest news and analysis about key cases and critical arguments before the Supreme Court. The feed is updated frequently when the court is in session with interviews, background reports and updates to put key decisions in context.
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The latest news and analysis about key cases and critical arguments before the Supreme Court. The feed is updated frequently when the court is in session with interviews, background reports and updates to put key decisions in context.

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@NewsHour

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News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal

4/27/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. HARI SREENIVASAN: And I’m Hari Sreenivasan. JUDY WOODRUFF: On the “NewsHour”s tonight: Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win big in yesterday’s delegate-rich primaries, pushing the two closer to their party’s nomination — what this means for the rest of the candidates in the race. HARI SREENIVASAN: Also ahead this Wednesday: DONALD TRUMP (R), Republican Presidential Candidate: We will always save...

Duration:00:04:18

Can police penalize drivers who refuse sobriety tests?

4/20/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: But, first, a dispute over some laws in states to curb drunk driving. Over the years, at least a dozen states have made it a crime for suspected drunk drivers to refuse to take alcohol tests. But does a police officer have to get a search warrant before performing such a test? And do these laws violate the Fourth Amendment? The Supreme Court grappled with these questions today, as it considered three cases challenging laws of this sort in...

Duration:00:04:56

Supreme Court weighs scope of presidential power in immigration case

4/18/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioThe post Supreme Court weighs scope of presidential power in immigration case appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Duration:00:06:39

Anita Hill on the Thomas hearings, 25 years later: ‘I would do it again’

4/7/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Twenty-five years ago this October, University of Oklahoma law Professor Anita Hill changed Supreme Court confirmation hearings forever. Twenty million households tuned in to see her testify that her former boss, nominee Clarence Thomas, sexually harassed her. The hearings continued through the weekend, touching hot buttons of sex, power and race. Thomas called it a high-tech lynching. HBO Films retells the story in “Confirmation,” starring...

Duration:00:08:14

Is Merrick Garland making headway with the GOP?

4/5/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland made the rounds on Capitol Hill again today. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell remains determined not to hold confirmation hearings. Some Senate Republicans, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, have announced a willingness to meet the nominee, although he and the Senate majority leader say they will not schedule hearings or a vote. Today, Judge Garland did meet two Republicans,...

Duration:00:06:36

Without Scalia, Supreme Court splits on union fees case

3/29/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: We turn now to the Supreme Court, where today’s 4-4 split was an unlikely win for labor unions, and a stark example of the impact of Justice Scalia’s death. For more on today’s highly anticipated decision, and the new dynamics of the divided court, we are joined by Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for “The National Law Journal.” So, welcome back, Marcia. MARCIA COYLE, The National Law Journal: Thanks, Judy. JUDY WOODRUFF:...

Duration:00:04:22

Supreme Court hears birth control battle brought by religious nonprofits

3/23/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: But, first, we turn to the Supreme Court, where the clash between religious freedom and women’s access to birth control played out once again today. PROTESTERS: Hands off my birth control! GWEN IFILL: Today marked the fourth time the high court has heard a challenge to the president’s signature health care law. At the center of today’s case, the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. Just two years ago, arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby...

Duration:00:06:14

Shields and Brooks on blocking Trump, Sanders’ chances and Merrick Garland

3/18/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: And that brings us to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. That’s syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. So, gentlemen, with that gentle note to end this week, David, where does the Republican contest stand? DAVID BROOKS: I’m trembling at the loss of Sam Clovis from the ranks. (LAUGHTER) DAVID BROOKS: Trump is looking like the nominee. I mean, he had this great night. He — if he continues as he has been...

Duration:00:12:16

Supreme Court nominee meets with Congressional Democrats

3/17/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland made the trek to Capitol Hill today. President Obama’s selection for the Supreme Court paid his first official visit, meeting with key Senate Democrats. For more, we’re joined by NPR congressional correspondent Ailsa Chang. She joins us from Capitol Hill. Hello, Ailsa. So, tell us, what sort of a reception did Judge Garland get? AILSA CHANG, NPR: Well, today, because it was the two Democrats, he got an...

Duration:00:04:57

Defying Congressional GOP, Obama chooses D.C. judge for Supreme Court

3/16/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The battle was officially joined today over the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The president formally opened the fray, nominating the head of the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Today, I am nominating chief Judge Merrick Brian Garland to join the Supreme Court. GWEN IFILL: The announcement was greeted with applause in the Rose Garden as the president hailed his nominee. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:...

Duration:00:04:15

Who is Merrick Garland? Legal analysts review his record — and his chance

3/16/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: If confirmed, he’d become the third justice appointed to the Supreme Court by President Obama. So, who is Merrick Garland? To answer that question, we turn to Seth Waxman. He was the U.S. solicitor general under President Clinton, in charge of that administration’s cases before the Supreme Court. He now focuses on Supreme Court litigation in private practice. And Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for “The National Law Journal” and...

Duration:00:15:12

News Wrap: Big tech supports Apple’s defiance of court order

3/3/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. Gwen Ifill is away. On the “NewsHour” tonight: Republicans stand back as their presidential nominee of four years ago levels a blistering attack on this year’s GOP front-runner, Donald Trump. Also ahead this Thursday: fighting fire with fire. Researchers turn to mosquitoes as a weapon against Zika. KARLA TEPEDINO, Oxitec: The beauty of this technique is that it can reach the mosquitoes where no other technique...

Duration:00:05:13

Scalia’s absence alters dynamic for abortion case

3/2/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: But first to the Supreme Court, and perhaps the biggest case of this term. WOMAN: We pray for all of us to have courage. JUDY WOODRUFF: Activists on both sides were out in force, as the high court heard its first abortion case in almost a decade. WOMAN: As a religious leader, I believe that every individual has the right to make their own moral decisions. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) MAN: Lives are precious to me, even lives conceived in rape,...

Duration:00:16:26

News Wrap: Partisan standoff over SCOTUS continues

3/1/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. GWEN IFILL: And I’m Gwen Ifill. JUDY WOODRUFF: On the “NewsHour” tonight: Super Tuesday is finally here. Voters head to polls and caucuses, as the candidates prepare for a critical turning point in their campaigns. GWEN IFILL: And we break down the numbers on how candidates can secure the delegates that will put them over the top. JUDY WOODRUFF: Plus, Mark Shields and David Brooks are here to give up-to-date...

Duration:00:08:03

News Wrap: Sandoval withdraws from SCOTUS consideration

2/25/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Good evening. I’m Hari Sreenivasan. On the “NewsHour” tonight: Republicans square off on the debate stage, the final face-to-face before Super Tuesday, while Democrats look to South Carolina and beyond to break the tie. Also ahead: looking at the U.S.’s role in the possible Syrian cease-fire, and if the agreement will hold amidst looming unrest and political distrust. Plus, we sit down with the mother of one of the Columbine shooters to...

Duration:00:02:57

News Wrap: Another round of volleys over Supreme Court nomination

2/24/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Good evening. I’m Gwen Ifill. Judy Woodruff is on assignment. On the “NewsHour” tonight: the race for the White House moves from coffee shops to tarmacs, as the map expands to 12 more states for Super Tuesday. Also ahead: missiles, bombers, and submarines. We look at America’s aging nuclear triad. And former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden talks about his new book on American intelligence in the age of terror. GEN. MICHAEL HAYDEN (RET.),...

Duration:00:05:16

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