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The U.S. Supreme Court is shown June 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The U.S. Supreme Court is shown June 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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There were two major decisions today from the Supreme Court.

In one of the most highly anticipated rulings of the year, the justices upheld nationwide subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, ruling that the law can help people buy health insurance both through federal and state exchanges, a huge victory for the Obama administration.

In another victory for the president, and for civil rights groups, the high court also ruled today that federal housing laws prohibit practices that disproportionately hurt minorities, even if there is no proof of intentional discrimination.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Emily Bazelon, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine and a fellow at Yale Law School, about both decisions.

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  • Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and a senior research fellow at Yale Law School. She tweets @emilybazelon.

This segment aired on June 25, 2015.

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