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Cherry-picked history: Reva Siegel on “living originalism” in Dobbs

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During the 18th annual Robert H. Jackson lecture, a leading scholar of legal history criticized the court’s use of originalism, calling it an outcome-driven ideology rather than a neutral method of interpretation.

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Security fencing around the Supreme Court. (Katie Barlow)

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK

Louisiana inmate returns to the court after 18-year delay in resentencing

A weekly look at new and notable petitions seeking Supreme Court review. This week: a due-process challenge to a sentencing delay.

SCOTUS NEWS

Affirmative action cases up first in November argument calendar

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Two high-profile affirmative action cases are among the 13 cases scheduled for oral argument in the November session.

CAPITAL CASE

With no recorded dissents, justices allow execution of Alabama man to proceed

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In a brief order, the court turned down last-minute appeals of Joe Nathan James, paving the way for his execution by lethal injection on Thursday evening.