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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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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.

Supreme Court Term Limits Are Popular, Bipartisan, and Hopeless

There's bipartisan support for ending the justices' lifetime tenure—but not enough to pass a constitutional amendment.

Your Butt-Dials Can Be Recorded, Federal Court Says

A federal appeals court said the recipients of butt- or pocket-dials are free to record what they hear.

'Religious Freedom' Fight Comes to Congress

Legal experts say clergy can't be forced to perform same-sex marriages, but some religious institutions could lose other benefits if they don't serve gay couples.

Why It's Difficult to Crack Down on 'Sanctuary Cities'

Republicans want to see a crackdown from Obama's Justice Department, but legal experts say cities like San Francisco have a lot of leeway.

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