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Podcast: High court aligned with public opinion

The Supreme Court’s term has ended with two supreme-sized rulings, one affirming a right to same-sex marriage, the other upholding the Affordable Care Act. The conventional rap has been that it was a decidedly liberal year for the conservative Roberts court. That’s true but simplistic, according to Stuart Taylor Jr., whom we brought in to decode the court’s most recent pronouncements on this week's podcast.

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Don't call Obama a lame duck just yet

President Obama is a latter-day Lazarus, rising repeatedly from the political dead. That is, if you believe his press clippings.                  

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Same-sex marriage ruling unprecedented

The Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling Friday that would have been unimaginable to Americans a mere decade ago. Never before in our history has a change in a fundamental and universal element of life come so quickly.

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ACA subsidies: Court shows judicial restraint

Six Supreme Court justices Thursday came down for common sense and judicial self-restraint by rejecting, over bitter dissents, a legal challenge that had threatened to cripple President Obama's Affordable Care Act in 34 states.

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