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Counting to five for S.B. 1070

April 26, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

It will take five votes on the Supreme Court for Arizona to get permission to start enforcing key parts of its tough new immigration control law–S.B. 1070–and those votes appeared to be within reach on Wednesday.

The Court, the Constitution and the 2012 campaign: Act III

April 23, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

In the final round of hearings in a Supreme Court term that has seemed closely linked to the 2012 election campaign, the Supreme Court turns its attention this week to the emotional subject of immigration controls.

Is the health care mandate on life support?

March 28, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

The centerpiece of the new federal health care law, and its most controversial part – the individual insurance mandate – looked to be doomed after the first hour of the Supreme Court’s hearing on it Tuesday.

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