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The petition of the day is: Vazquez v. Sessions 17-1304 Issue: Whether a conviction under a state criminal statute whose plain terms sweep in more conduct than a corresponding federal offense can be a categorical match with that federal offense. The post Petition of the day appeared first on...

The world is complex. To simplify, we rely on a range of cognitive mechanisms called heuristics to cope with adverse environments where we face the unknown. Heuristics are confidence-sustaining mental shortcuts that help us make quick decisions. However, relying only on these mechanisms comes at...

President Trump has denied clemency for 180 people who had applied for pardons and commutations through formal Justice Department channels even as he has short-circuited that process to pardon political allies, USA Today reports. The denials were the first actions on the Justice Department’s clemency...

A third federal judge rejected the Trump administration’s justification for winding down the program protecting immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children, reports Politico. U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington, D.C., said on Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security’s legal explanation...