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The morning read for Wednesday, Dec. 8

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: Supreme Court we

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Presidential court commission approves final report, identifying disagreement on expansion

President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court commission voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to submit a report that describes various proposals for reforming the court but takes no position on the most controversial ideas. The final report identifies “considerabl

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Justices get imaginative in dispute over attempted robbery and “crimes of violence”

Mind-reading police officers, guns made of marshmallows, and a Woody Allen mockumentary all made rhetorical appearances during Tuesday’s argument in United States v. Taylor, a case about how to define a violent crime. But after 90 minutes of debate, none

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Conservative justices scoff at Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from tuition-assistance program

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Wednesday in a challenge to a Maine program that pays tuition for some students to attend private school when their own school district does not operate a public secondary school. Two Maine couples argue that the s

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