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Ginsburg says push for voter ID laws predictable

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she's not surprised that Southern states have pushed ahead with tough voter identification laws and other measures since the Supreme Court freed them from strict federal oversight of their elections.Full story

Conservatives prepare to finish off Voting Rights Act

With Section 5 out of the way, there are signs the right and the Roberts Court may now be setting their sights on the landmark civil right’s law’s other key pillar. Full story

How FISA spy court makes its own law in secret

  Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Liberty & National Security Program at NYU Law School's Brennan Center for Justice, talks with Ezra Klein about how the FISA Court process effectively creates secret laws outside of the legislative process though its interpretation of what Congress has passed.

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GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act

Roberts says high court asks too many questions

Analysis: At U.S. high court, high anxiety over big cases

U.S. justices strike down AIDS funding restriction

Roberts orders formal review of complaint against judge for alleged racist remarks

In win for Shell, U.S. top court curbs human rights claims

From Loving v. Virginia to Hollingsworth v. Perry, the battle for marriage equality

High court weighs generic drugmaker liability

Supreme Court rules for Army father in custody battle

Why ending affirmative action makes America less secure

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  How the Supreme Court just kicked off the 2014 election

Today the U.S. Supreme Court gutted Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. Chris Hayes looks at how today's decision may have just kicked off the 2014 election.

  Killing the Voting Rights Act

Chris Hayes argues that John Roberts' Supreme Court is trying to kill Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act without admitting that that's what they're doing. He is joined by Congressman John Conyers, D-Mich., as well as Debo Adegbile, who argued the case before the court, and Julie Fernandes of the Ope

  Toure: On gay rights, ‘justice delayed is justice denied’

Toure takes aim at Chief Justice John Roberts' comment about “political force” of LGBT Americans. Toure says gay America is still underrepresented in elected office, and they can no longer hope elected officials will do the right thing just because public pressure is rising.

  Are Supreme Court justices really insulated from politics?

The NOW panel looks at how the Supreme Court reacts to public opinion and how Chief Justice John Roberts’ concern for the legacy of his court could be playing a role in these landmark decisions.

  Letter to Justice Roberts on marriage equality

Before March ends, the Supreme Court will take up two different cases on marriage equality. So one young boy in California wrote a letter appealing to Chief Justice John Roberts to ask that the court allow his two dads to marry. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell shares the boy's letter in his latest Rewrit

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Chief Justice of the U.S. John Roberts and U.S. President Barack Obama share a laugh as Obama arrives to deliver his State of the Union Speech on Capitol Hill in Washington
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President Barack Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts as first lady Michelle Obamas and his daughters Malia and Sasha look on at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.