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The morning read for Tuesday, Dec. 7

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Tuesday morning read: Biden’s Supr

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Court will consider whether prisoners can develop certain evidence in federal court to challenge their convictions

In 1994, death penalty lawyer Stephen Bright published his seminal essay Counsel for the Poor: The Death Sentence Not for the Worst Crime but for the Worst Lawyer. His argument – succinctly stated in the title – was that indigent defendants were dispropor

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Separation of church and school? Justices will weigh Maine’s ban on funds for religious education

On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a challenge to a Maine program that pays for some students to attend private schools. Two families that want to send their children to Christian schools in the state argue that the state’s exclusio

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Justices settle into opposing camps on duties of retirement-plan sponsors

Monday’s argument in Hughes v. Northwestern University displayed a case that presents a prosaic question of trust law – the fiduciary obligation of the sponsors that control the defined-contribution plans on which so many of us depend for our retirement.

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