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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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That Time the Supreme Court Said the Constitution Definitely Protects Birthright Citizenship

In a case with a lot of similarities to today's immigration debate, the high court said the children of undocumented immigrants are still U.S. citizens.

Why Republicans Can't Stop Obama's Executive Actions on Day One

The 2016 GOP contenders have made some pretty ambitious and far-reaching plans for their first day in office. Rick Perry said he'd show up on day one with "a bottle of White-Out … to get started...

Court Tees Up SCOTUS Battle Over Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking

A federal appeals court said police need a warrant for information about a cell phone's location.

How the EPA Tried to Protect Obama’s Climate Plan From the Courts

Legal experts say the new rules on power plants are destined for the Supreme Court, but the EPA tweaked the policy to help improve its chances.

Why a Court Blocked a New Anti-Planned Parenthood Video

Planned Parenthood's critics can't release video that might have been recorded illegally.

The Supreme Court’s Historic Term, in the Justices’ Words

A month after wrapping up one of the most monumental terms in the Supreme Court's history, the justices are still divided—not just about specific cases but over what their rulings meant for the ...

Federal Appeals Court Begs SCOTUS To Revisit Abortion Rulings

The court struck down an aggressive antiabortion law, but it said the Supreme Court has put too many limits on the states.

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