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The petition of the day is: Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority 17-1201 Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit erred by using a “discretionary-function exception” derived from the Federal Tort Claims Act, from which the Supreme Court generally has declined to borrow rules,...

Prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies in California’s Orange County used jailhouse informants in an extraordinary and long-running scheme to obtain confessions from criminal defendants illegally, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is alleging in a new lawsuit, The Guardian reports. The suit, filed Wednesday, alleges that...