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The Supreme Court heard oral argument in one case on Tuesday, McFadden v. U.S., which asks whether, to convict a defendant of distribution of a controlled substance analogue – a substance with a chemical structure that is “substantially similar” to a schedule I or II drug and has a “substantially similar” effect on the user (or is believed or represented by the defendant to have such a similar effect) – the government must prove that the defendant knew that the substance...

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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...