The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., June 11, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to issue blockbuster rulings on same-sex marriage and health care with both rulings due by the end of June. 
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In Case You Missed It: 5 great stories from the week of June 8

Each week, collects the standout work published by our reporters in one convenient place.

‘Religious freedom’ has its day in the sun 
by Emma Margolin

Aided by partisan maneuvering and, perhaps, a growing complacency among the opposition, “religious freedom” may have just turned a corner.

With boost from Clinton, efforts to expand voting access advance 
by Zachary Roth

Since Clinton’s major voting rights speech last week, several states have moved toward making voting easier. And Democrats in Congress are pushing a new bill.

A dozen Texas abortion clinics could close soon 

by Irin Carmon

If allowed to stay in place, the law would have by far the most devastating effect on abortion access of any law in recent history.

Jeb Bush plays the diplomat in high-stakes Poland visit 
by Benjy Sarlin

Jeb Bush met with Polish leaders and paid tribute to the country’s tragic history on the second leg of his European tour.

5 ways to make the first GOP debate more inclusive 
by Aliyah Frumin

Debate experts have a number of alternatives they believe would make the Q&As more inclusive.


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In Case You Missed It: 5 great stories from the week of June 8