In Supreme Court Term, Obama Wins Big and Loses Small

President Barack Obama's administration was unexpectedly on the winning side in nearly all the close, politically significant Supreme Court cases decided in the term that ended this week, including blockbuster rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage. The run of victories ran counter to the administration's recent mixed record. It lost major cases at the hands of the conservative-leaning court in the two previous terms. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, the Democratic administration's top Supreme Court advocate, and his team of Justice Department lawyers successfully defended Obama's signature healthcare law from a conservative legal challenge. They also argued on the winning side of the court's ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.



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