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Supreme Court moves to center of presidential race

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The Supreme Court, suddenly at the heart of presidential politics, is preparing what could be blockbuster rulings on health care and immigration shortly before the fall election. The court, sometimes an afterthought in presidential elections, is throwing a new element of uncertainty into the campaign taking shape between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Supreme Court Examines Arizona Immigration Law

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U.S. High Court Appears to Back Arizona on Immigration

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Conservative justices who hold a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to endorse Arizona's immigration crackdown on Wednesday, rejecting the Obama administration stance that the federal government has sole power over those who illegally enter the United States.

PBS NewsHour: In Ariz. Immigration Case, Supreme Court Weighs Limits of Federal, State Powers

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As the Supreme Court heard arguments on Arizona's contentious immigration law Wednesday, justices appeared skeptical of the Obama administration's claim that the state had overstepped federal law. Gwen Ifill and Marcia Coyle discuss the arguments and the four distinct parts that are being challenged.

Victory on Arizona Immigration Law Could Cost Republicans in the Long Run

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If the Supreme Court rejects the Obama administration’s challenge to the Arizona immigration law, the ruling would be widely viewed as a victory for the Republican Party, whose leadership spearheaded the law in the state and championed its spirit nationwide. But at what cost?

The Backstory: Cameras in the Supreme Court

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Why aren’t video cameras allowed in Supreme Court hearings? Would they change the outcome of the case or the way the public sees the court? In the week following the oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act, Gwen got the Backstory from Pete Williams of NBC News and Joan Biskupic of Reuters.

April 6, 2012

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After three big wins Mitt Romney has scored more than half of the delegates needed for the GOP presidential nomination. Plus, new unemployment numbers shed light on the economy. Also, female voters, the President’s Supreme Court remarks and more. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Jackie Calmes, New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

 

Justice Kagan--Giving Liberals a Rhetorical Lift

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During three days of arguments over the Obama healthcare plan, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan put on a display of rhetorical firepower, reinforcing predictions that the newest liberal justice is best equipped to take on the conservative, five-man majority controlling the bench.
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Court’s Potential to Goad Voters Swings to Democrats

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For decades, Republicans have railed every four years against the Supreme Court and its perceived liberal activism to spur conservatives to elect presidents who will appoint like-minded justices. Now strategists in both parties are suggesting this could be the Democrats’ year to make the court a foil to mobilize voters.
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Supreme Court: Strip searches in jail OK

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