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Term limits for justices gain new attention, but prospects for passage remain dim

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Amid declining public approval of the Supreme Court, support for term limits may be gathering momentum among the public and the legal academy. Proposed legislation to enact 18-year limits for the justices faces hurdles.

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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.

EVENT RECAP

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

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During the 18th annual Robert H. Jackson lecture, a scholar of legal history criticized the court’s use of originalism.

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.