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
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,...
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
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