Legal News

Justices will weigh district courts’ discretion under major 2018 sentencing-reform law

Four years ago, Congress passed the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal-justice law that aimed to reduce overly severe sentences. Last year, the Supreme Court trimmed the scope of that law, unanimously ruling that one of its reforms does not apply to ce

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The morning read for Wednesday, Jan. 19

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 Wednesday morning read: Gorsuch declines

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Court grapples with choice-of-law doctrines in lawsuit seeking to recover painting taken by Nazis

The Supreme Court heard argument on Tuesday in Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation. The case was brought by a family seeking to recover a Camille Pissarro painting expropriated by the Nazis and now owned by a Spanish museum. The ques

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