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There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday at 10 a.m. We will begin live-blogging at 9:45 a.m. at this link, where readers can sign up for an email reminder when we begin the live blog.
On Wednesday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Flowers v. Mississippi; Amy Howe has our preview.

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Evan Lee is Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.

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