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October 1, 2009 in Nation/World
The Spokesman-Review photo

Plaintiffs Colleen Lawson and Otis McDonald, center, and attorney Alan Gura at a news conference Wednesday.

Associated Press photo

Associated Press The Supreme Court sits for a group photograph Tuesday ahead of the new session. The justices are, from left, back row: Samuel Alito Jr., Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor; front row: Anthony M. Kennedy, John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.