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Covers the intersection of law and politics in Washington.

Author: Lawrence Hurley covers the U.S. Supreme Court for the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Related Categories: U.S. Supreme Court | Judiciary | Government Law

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Photo of the year
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Supreme Court back in business
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It’s a wrap
Posted: Jul 10, 2015, 2:38 pm CDT
Looking back on a major Supreme Court term
Posted: Jul 8, 2015, 7:05 am CDT
Supreme Court term round-up
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2013 in review
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