Legal News

Court takes up civil rights “tester” case

The Supreme Court will decide whether a civil rights “tester” can bring a lawsuit challenging a hotel’s failure to provide information about its accessibility for people with disabilities when the “tester” has no intention to actually visit that hotel. Th

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Murder in Bronx drug trafficking scheme raises issue of concurrent sentencing

The murder of a Bronx man by his rival in a 2002 drug trafficking scheme has reached the Supreme Court on a seemingly bloodless issue: Should two related portions of the Armed Career Criminal Act be treated for sentencing purposes as parts of a whole,...

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The evidentiary challenges of confessions in co-defendant trials

The Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause guarantees defendants in criminal cases the right to be “confronted with the witnesses against” them. In trials with multiple defendants, this complicates the introduction of a confession by a non-testifying defe

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In New Mexico prison killing, a lingering question over jurisdiction

The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. Five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that pleading guilty to a crime does not preve

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