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In a dispute over the meaning of a procedural rule, justices seem settled: “Mistake” means “mistake”

Kemp v. United States was an unusual argument, as the justices seemed to come to the bench resolved to settle the case with an answer proposed by neither of the parties. Kemp asks the Supreme Court to interpret Rule 60(b), which is the rule that... The po

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Court ponders constitutionality of disparate fees in business bankruptcy cases

Monday’s argument in Siegel v. Fitzgerald was a meandering exercise that shed little direct light on how the justices will dispose of this matter. As I explain below, my best guess is that the protracted questioning about what the court should do if it ho

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Animal rights and the First Amendment, due process and a confession of error

The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. We have a fair amount of movement on the relist rolls this week. To begin with, one famili

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The morning read for Wednesday, April 20

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: How the Supreme

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