The Supreme Court has some really controversial cases on its docket —including whether domestic abusers should have access to guns and whether the abortion pill should be legal. They all came from one lower court: the Fifth Circuit.
WSJ explains how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit became the go-to place for controversial cases in the U.S.
0:00 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
1:07 The judges on the 5th Circuit
3:18 Controversial cases
5:53 The U.S. legal system
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