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Justices to Hear Affirmative Action, Gay Rights Cases

The Supreme Court agrees to re-examine two of its own rulings. The high court says it will re-examine whether race can be a factor in university admissions. It also agrees to decide a case that asks whether it is unconstitutional for states to punish homosexual couples for having consensual sex. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.

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