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  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gestures as he speaks, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 to a joint meeting of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and the Palm Beach County Bar Association at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Alito said the high court should never worry about its popularity when deciding cases. Alito told an audience of more than 1,100 people that the nine justices would undermine the court's standing if they were concerned about public opinion. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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