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The petition of the day is: Evans v. United States 17-1516 Issues: (1) Whether the Supreme Court’s prior precedent applying the discretionary-function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act to government employees acting on the operational level should be modified to accord with Justice Scalia’s concurring opinion in...

Williams v. Louisiana ended with both a bang and a whimper. Flagged as a “petition of the day” back in April, Williams’ petition sought to have the U.S. Supreme Court review the Louisiana courts’ decision to leave in place his conviction for first-degree murder. Williams claimed,...