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SCOTUS countdown: More than a dozen cases remain, including some blockbusters

Posted Jun 17, 2014 6:14 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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After deciding three cases on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court has only 14 cases left to decide this term.

The Associated Press has that tally, along with a look at some of the high-profile cases left to be decided. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Los Angeles Times also list some of the most anticipated cases. They include:

Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius. These cases challenge the health-care law’s requirement that corporate health plans include contraceptive coverage.

McCullen v. Coakley. A Massachusetts law requiring a 35-foot buffer zone for abortion-clinic protests is challenged on free-speech grounds.

Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie. The cases consider whether police must obtain a warrant to search cellphones seized during an arrest.

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning. At issue is the president’s power to make recess appointments during short breaks in Senate proceedings.

Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA. The case considers the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate greenhouse gases from “stationary sources” such as power plants and factories.

ABC v. Aereo. At issue is whether Aereo violates network copyrights when it uses miniature antennas to transmit TV programs over the Internet to its subscribers.

Harris v. Quinn. Home health-care workers paid by Medicaid claim their First Amendment rights are violated by an Illinois requirement that they join the public-sector union or pay a fee to cover the cost of collective bargaining.

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