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Does the federal law that prohibits encouraging or inducing unlawful immigration violate the First Amendment?

 at 1:20 p.m.

The court will consider the First Amendment rights of Helaman Hansen, a California man who falsely promised undocumented immigrants that they could, for a fee, become U.S. citizens through “adult adoption.”

front view of supreme court building

The front entrance of the Supreme Court. (Katie Barlow)


Court to decide how specific a patent disclosure must be

 at 2:41 p.m.

In Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, the justices will examine a dispute between two pharmaceutical giants over the scope of a broad class of patents often used in chemical and drug production.


Congressional oversight of the Trump International Hotel, civil rights “testers,” and the death penalty

 at 10:01 a.m.

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


A tale of three districts

 at 5:37 p.m.

As the briefs in Smith v. United States emphasize, the criminal venue right was so significant to the Framers that the Constitution addressed it twice. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider the appropriate remedy when a conviction is set aside on appeal for improper venue.