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Supreme Court’s Abercrombie ruling marks a setback for employers

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Ban life-without-parole sentences for juveniles retroactively, ABA urges SCOTUS

Constitutional Law

8th Circuit strikes down strict abortion law but questions fetal viability standard

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Sen. Ted Cruz holds hearing on how to rein in SCOTUS ‘lawlessness’

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Do corporate amicus briefs pose a conflict for stockholding SCOTUS justices?

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Supreme Court’s unsigned rulings favor law enforcement; Reinhardt sees link to racial issues

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Alito: Gay-marriage ruling pushes limits on constitutional protection of liberty

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Supreme Court approval rating peaks among Democrats, hits low point among Republicans

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Justice Kennedy compares same-sex marriage case to one on flag-burning

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Thomas writes most opinions this term; law prof sees ‘strange tone’ and abandonment of judicial role

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Chemerinsky: Scalia’s truculent style is a bad influence

Personal Lives

Homeless man was once a BigLaw lawyer and the chief justice’s Harvard Law classmate

Law in Popular Culture

Operagoers may be able to spot the real Justice Ginsburg at opera that gives her second billing

Appellate Practice

Posner admits he’s ‘brutal to lawyers’ but defends his critique of Roberts’ gay-marriage dissent

Judiciary

Concurring state justice calls gay marriage ruling ‘utter travesty’; another sees adoption exception

Judiciary

Ted Cruz’s SCOTUS retention election idea makes him unfit for presidency, federal judge writes

Criminal Justice

A few DAs account for most death sentences, law prof finds; one calls for more ‘revenge’ executions

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Are there five SCOTUS votes to overturn the death penalty?

Careers

Eric Holder returns to ‘last stop’ job at Covington, offers thoughts on Snowden and US Supreme Court

Criminal Justice

Inmate held in solitary for 20 years may sue, 4th Circuit rules; Kennedy raised issue in June