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Justices search for a clear rule for confessions in joint trials

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In the case of an alleged murder-for-hire in the Philippines, the justices on Wednesday weighed whether one defendant’s incriminating confession in a joint trial violated another defendant’s right to be confronted with the witnesses against him.

Sketch of the courtroom as the bespectacled man at the podium exchanges words with Justice Barrett.

Kannon Shanmugam argues for Adam Samia in Samia v. United States. (William Hennessy)


Can fishermen be required to pay for federal monitors? And by the way – should Chevron be overruled?

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A regular round-up of “relisted” petitions. This week: two cases involving questions of constitutional standing to bring suit, and two capital cases.


The IRS faces tough questioning from justices over privacy concerns in third-party summons dispute

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At oral argument on Wednesday, the justices appeared likely to limit the IRS’s practice of issuing administrative summonses to third parties without notice to specific persons.


Court seems reluctant to extend ban on concurrent sentences in Armed Career Criminal Act

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At Tuesday’s oral argument in Lora v. United States, the justices mulled the lingering question of whether to address an underlying double jeopardy issue in the case.