Supreme Court Decides Final Three Cases Before Summer Recess05:45
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People walk up to the U.S. Supreme Court building June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The high court still has four decisions to hand down before their summer break next week.  (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
People walk up to the U.S. Supreme Court building June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The high court still has four decisions to hand down before their summer break next week. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Today, in the final sitting before the summer recess, the Supreme Court decided the last three cases on their 2015-2016 docket. Among them was Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case raised by several Texas abortion clinics, and one of the year's most anticipated verdicts. Clinics challenged the constitutionality of laws that required abortion providers to adhere to costly regulations.

NPR’s Ron Elving joins host Robin Young to discuss the results of this case, and the two others.

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Ron Elving, NPR’s senior editor and correspondent, Washington desk. He tweets @NPRrelving.

This segment aired on June 27, 2016.

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