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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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Did the Supreme Court Just Bolster Boehner's Obamacare Lawsuit?

Lawyers in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act say the high court's redistricting opinion helped them clear their biggest hurdle.

Antonin Scalia's Top 5 Dissents of the Year

Scalia doesn't go down without a fight, and this term gave him plenty of ammunition.

SCOTUS Deeply Divided In Fractured Rulings on Death Penalty

The Court upheld a controversial execution method, but two justices said it's time to review whether the death penalty is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Tees Up New Battle Over Affirmative Action

The Court has been cool to affirmative action programs in the past.

How Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Won America

Marriage advocates crafted a legal and political strategy decades ago that paved the way for Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling.

Anthony Kennedy's Long History of Protecting Gay Rights

Kennedy has long been the driving force behind the court's embrace of gay rights — and he's made June 26 into a major anniversary.

Historic Win For Same-Sex Marriage At SCOTUS

Same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in every state, the Supreme Court said in a 5-4 ruling Friday.

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