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The Supreme Court heard one oral argument on Monday in Johnson v. United States, which asks whether mere possession of a short-barreled shotgun should be treated as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act.  This is a very difficult case to predict.

As Figure 1 indicates, the total question count is very close: The Court asked the Petitioner 58 questions and the Respondent 57...

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The Mormon Church, joined by several other religious organizations, has filed an amicus brief asking...

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The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from Alan Gross, a former U.S. government subcontractor who was imprisoned in...

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The Court ruled unanimously on Monday that the government’s use of a GPS tracking device on a person is...

2 weeks 5 days ago

The Supreme Court heard two bankruptcy cases on Wednesday. The first case, Harris v. Viegelahn, asks whether, when a debtor in good faith converts a bankruptcy case to Chapter 7 after confirmation of a Chapter 13 plan, undistributed funds held by the Chapter 13 trustee are refunded to the debtor (as the Third Circuit held in In re Michael), or distributed to creditors (as the Fifth Circuit held below).

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