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Teaching stint, book advance, travel among justices' perks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Mediterranean island teaching stint, a nearly $2 million book advance and trips around the world to judge architecture were among the side benefits enjoyed by the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices last year.Full story

High court limits police use of drug-sniffing dogs

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the ability of police to use a trained dog to sniff around the outside of a home for illegal drugs that might be inside. Full story

What did Scalia mean by 'racial entitlement'?

  Rachel Maddow explains one suggestion that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was referencing his own writing on Affirmative Action when he talked about "perpetuating racial entitlement" during oral arguments about the Voting Rights Act.

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  Is VRA a northern vs. southern states issue?

The NAACP’s Sherrilyn Ifill talks to host Melissa Harris-Perry about the opinion of certain Supreme Court justices regarding the Voting Rights Act’s Section 5 provision.

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