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In response to the recent CIA torture report, Justice Scalia...

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We used to have a tradition that each U.S. Attorney General would argue at least one case before the Supreme Court. Although he never argued a case in any court, Robert Kennedy was intent on following this tradition. (After appointing his brother as Attorney General, President Kennedy joked: “I can’t see that it’s wrong to give him a little legal experience before he goes out to practice law.”) To break tradition, Kennedy felt, would give more fuel to those who still questioned his...

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As 2014 draws to a close, the Supreme Court has finished with its announcement of decisions for this year.  The Court issued opinions in 2 cases this week: (i) affirming (8-1) the decision in Heien v. North Carolina that reasonable mistakes about the law by police officers do not violate the Fourth Amendment and (ii) reversing (5-4) the decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens and holding that a notice of removal does not need evidentiary support, only a...

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Why do we care about what goes on behind closed doors at the Supreme Court? Do the justices have some sort of responsibility to ensure that the American people learn, at some point, the “inside” story of the Court? A recent article in the New Yorker by Jill Lepore on the theft of some of Justice Frankfurter’s papers, along with a provocative...

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Why the Supreme Court might agree to hear a same-sex marriage case after all.

In January, the Court will hear a case...