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U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and Arguments

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The U.S. Supreme Court docket was a full one this season. We previewed some of the cases with Supreme Court watcher Lisa McElroy just before justices began hearing cases. Now the court has handed down decisions in two of those cases. The 9-0 ruling that exempted religious organizations from anti-discrimination laws was one of the most closely watched in the country, but questions remain about just how far reaching the decision will be.

The other ruling by the justices concerned eyewitness testimony and whether new rules were needed for some kinds of testimony introduced in a court case. In a word, the court said: no.

Meanwhile lawyers on either side of the case concerning indecency on broadcast radio and television made impassioned arguments before the court — being careful to avoid using some of the “bad” words central to the case. That decision is expected by June.

What questions do you have about the decisions handed down by the justices about religious freedom and eyewitness testimony or about the arguments in the FCC indecency case?

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