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In dispute over discovery requests in international arbitration, justices weigh text, comity, academic literature, and their own role

On March 23, the Supreme Court considered the appropriate scope of 28 U.S.C. § 1782, which authorizes a federal district court to compel individuals and companies within its jurisdiction to provide discovery to proceedings pending in “foreign and internat

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Court splits 4-4 on what it means to “use” a locomotive

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued its decision in LeDure v. Union Pacific Railroad Company. But the resolution was a single sentence stating that the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit was “affirmed by an equally divided Court.”

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Capital defendant whose lawyer conceded guilt despite his objection seeks relief from Supreme Court

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, a capital defendant’s request for habeas relief on the ground that his lawyer conceded guilt over his objection, as in 2018’s McCoy v. Louisiana. Though the

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