The Supreme Court of the United States, December 1864. A. Gardner, photographer. Source: Library of Congress

It is so Ordered

4 Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court

This month, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments for cases that may have a profound impact on the lives of everyday Americans — ranging from cell phone privacy and the rights of workers during labor disputes, to whether a baker has the right to turn away same-sex couples because of his religious beliefs. So this week, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan dip into the BackStory archive to look at four rulings that shaped public life in America.

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