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CLIP: Supreme Court Term Review
Lawrence Hurley talked about Supreme Court decisions in the 2014-15 term, and whether they signaled a shift Court. He also previewed the 2015-16 term.
July 6, 2015 : 5 min. 47 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
Jess Bravin talked about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling the previous day that same-sex marriage was a right. In Obergefell v. Hodges the Court ruled 5-4 that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize marriages from other states.
June 29, 2015 : 7 min. 32 sec.

CLIP: Reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act
Neema Singh Guliani and Steven Bradbury talked about the reauthorization of parts of the PATRIOT Act and its effectiveness since its passage shortly after September 11, 2001.
May 18, 2015 : 7 min.

CLIP: Guantanamo Bay Prison Detainees
Charles Stimson talked about the status of prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay and the Defense Department’s efforts to move dozens of detainees out of the detention facility.
May 4, 2015 : 8 min. 51 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage
David Savage talked about the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on whether states can ban same-sex marriage, the implications of a ruling on the topic, and the status of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
April 28, 2015 : 4 min. 49 sec.

CLIP: State Economic and Fiscal Policies
Niraj Chokshi talked about what the nation's governors would be doing at the 2015 Winter Meeting of the National Governors Association. He discussed the economic and fiscal health of the 50 states and major policy issues facing state governments, including tax policy, the Affordable Care Act, and immigration.
February 22, 2015 : 7 min. 1 sec.

CLIP: Immigration Executive Action Decision
Alan Gomez talked about a Texas federal judge’s decision to temporarily block President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which will give 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit to permanently stop the orders.
February 17, 2015 : 9 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: Cameras in the Courts Legislation
Witnesses testified at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing on H.R. 917, a bill that would allow judges to permit photography and videography in federal courts and provide witness identity protections.
December 3, 2014 : 10 min. 35 sec.

Women, Gender Discrimination, and the Courts
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about the Supreme Court and the law.
September 23, 2012 : 1 hr. 14 min.

Civics Education in Schools
Retired Justice Sandra Day O Connor testified on her efforts to educate young people in civics.
August 15, 2012 : 1 hr. 25 min.
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