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Sam Baker is a staff correspondent at National Journal. He previously covered health care and the Supreme Court for The Hill newspaper, and covered the passage and early implementation of the Affordable Care Act at Inside Health Policy. He is a native of Lexington, Ky. and a graduate of the University of Missouri.

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The Unquenchable Thirst For Supreme Court Tea Leaves

During the "silly season" of waiting for big decisions, court watchers obsess over any hint—no matter how insignificant.

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case Involving Scott Walker's Fundraising

The justices rejected a legal challenge from one of Walker's closest allies.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Could Become Just the Fourth Person to Die for a Federal Crime in 30 Years

The Boston Marathon bomber was sentenced to death Friday.

Investigation of Scott Walker's Fundraising Could End Up at the Supreme Court

A controversial investigation into Scott Walker's fundraising could land at the Supreme Court—just in time for the Republican presidential primaries.

Police Can Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant -- For Now

Two federal appeals courts have upheld warrantless cell-phone tracking. Will the Supreme Court step in?

Alito: Critics Waging 'Guerilla War Against the Death Penalty'

The Supreme Court justices clashed over the constitutionality of a lethal-injection drug.

5 Key Moments in the Supreme Court’s Marriage Arguments

The justices, in their own words.

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