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Supreme Court to hear another arbitration argument

The Supreme Court will consider a plea from companies that cater to people with bad credit to keep disputes with their customers out of court and in the more business-friendly forum of arbitration. Full story

El Salvador court disbands 2 political parties

The Supreme Court has disbanded two formerly powerful political parties because neither won the minimum level of votes in the 2004 presidential election. Full story

Traders betting on Rajaratnam guilty verdict

Traders are betting there is a 90 percent chance that hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam will be found guilty of insider trading when the jury returns its verdict in the high-profile Wall Street trial. Full story

Recount begins in closely watched Wisconsin court race

Officials in Wisconsin on Wednesday began their official review of the nearly 1.5 million ballots cast earlier this month in the hotly contested, closely watched race for a seat on the state Supreme Court. Full story

Top court favors AT&T on arbitration issue

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday for an AT&T Inc unit seeking to require arbitration for a dispute over cell phone taxes rather than allowing customer claims to be brought together in a class-action lawsuit. Full story

Court: Tribe can't sue in dual courts

The Supreme Court said Tuesday the Tohono O'Odham Nation cannot press its lawsuit claiming mismanagement of tribal resources in two different federal courts at the same time. Full story

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Many state laws limiting access to abortions have eroded much of the legal protections in Roe v. Wade. Slate.com’s Dahlia Lithwick and NBC’s Pete Williams join the show to discuss.

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Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), talks with Rachel Maddow about the difficult position pro-choice activists are in with states passing unconstitutional abortion bans but an activist Supreme Court making challenging those laws a dangeorus prospect.

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Britain's Prince Charles is greeted by US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer upon arrival at the US Supreme Court for a visit May 3, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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A picture taken on February 6, 2006 shows Ulf Bergdahl from the Sami village of Saarivuoma showing his talent with the lasso on a stuffed reindeer at the Skansen Open Air museum during the Sami National day celebrations in Stockholm. Sweden's Supreme Court on April 27, 2011 made a landmark decision