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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 23, 2013

They All Voted for DOMA, Now These Senators Are Split

By David Welna

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Dick Durbin

The soul-searching over the Defense of Marriage Act went viral last week after Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, a social conservative and original co-sponsor of the 1996 bill, sought out CNN to say something no one saw coming.








NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 15, 2013

50 Years After Key Case, Problems Defending The Poor Persist

By Carrie Johnson

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Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in which the justices unanimously ruled that defendants facing substantial jail time deserved legal representation in state courts, even if they couldn't afford to pay for it.

Categories: History, Law



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