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On Thursday, July 3, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled 6-1 that subsidized health care benefits of retired state employees are protected by the state. We discuss the decision and its implications with a panel of experts.

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A lawsuit that began in 2005 was ruled in favor of Google’s mission to digitize millions of books this month. Read an article about the court ruling.

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The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in a 5-4 ruling. The 1996 law blocked federal recognition of same-sex marriages. In a separate case, the court ruled that it could not take up a challenge to Proposition 8, the California law banning gay marriage. Read the full opinions.

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The Supreme Court punts a case on affirmative action in college admissions back down to the lower court. Read the decision.

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Can the city’s top watchdog be independent of the mayor? A recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling strikes a blow to those prospects. Inspector General Joe Ferguson joins us to talk about the ramifications.

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We hear what health care and health insurance professionals have to say about the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act.

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One day till the Supreme Court lays down the law on the president's health care legislation. How bold or political will the court be? We break down the issues.