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The morning read for Wednesday, Feb. 23

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: Biden interviews

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How long do prisoners have to seek DNA evidence?

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. A lot has happened since our last installment, just ahead of the Jan. 21 conference. The c

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Meandering argument showcases differing views about gambling on tribal lands in Texas

Tuesday’s argument in Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas was another instance of a common jurisprudential problem for the justices: how should a modern court, largely devoted to textualism in its statutory interpretation, deal with cases about Native American

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Justices probe states’ effort to defend Trump immigration rule after Biden stopped defending it in court

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Wednesday in a case involving whether a group of states can defend a contentious Trump-era immigration policy known as the “public charge” rule after the Biden administration refused to do so. After nearly 90 minut

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