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ARGUMENT ANALYSIS

Justices voice skepticism about sentencing reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenders

By  May 7 at 6:11 p.m.

During the final argument of the term, a majority of the court questioned whether a 2018 sentencing-reform law provides retroactive relief to certain people sentenced under a now-repudiated regime that treated crack cocaine much more harshly than powder cocaine.

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK

Punitive damages and rejected pleas

By  on May 7 at 11:32 a.m.

A weekly look at new and notable petitions seeking Supreme Court review. This week: large punitive damage awards and ineffective assistance of counsel during plea negotiations.

SCOTUS NEWS

Court names military attorney as second-ever female marshal

By  on May 3 at 12:35 p.m.

Col. Gail Curley, an attorney in the U.S. Army, will be the Supreme Court’s new marshal.

SCOTUS NEWS

Justices turn down cadet’s attempt to sue government over sexual assault

By on May 3 at 11:25 a.m.

The court declined once again to reconsider a 70-year-old doctrine barring certain lawsuits by active service members.

SCOTUStalk

Judge John Owens of the 9th Circuit joins the podcast to tell the tale of Ashton Embry, a Supreme Court clerk who was at the center of a major leak scandal at the court a century ago.