Legal News

Divided court restricts prisoners’ ability to pursue claims that their lawyers were incompetent

Two men on Arizona’s death row are not entitled to present new evidence in federal court to support their arguments that their trial lawyers bungled their cases, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-3 decision. The question in Shinn v. Ramirez and Jones

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Justices grant no new cases; Breyer reiterates doubts about constitutionality of capital punishment

The Supreme Court on Monday morning issued orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The court did not add any new cases to its docket for the 2022-23 term, nor did it seek the views of the federal government on any pending petitions. But...

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