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The Supreme Court’s November sitting might be finished, but we’re still going. Ian returns to wrap up by recapping last week’s arguments with Dan. But first, there’s the matter of a very unusual certiorari petition that the Department of Justice filed in a hot-button case...

We expect orders from the November 9 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. The justices will meet next for their November 21 conference. The calendar for the December sitting, which begins on November 27, is available on the Supreme Court’s website. The post This week at...

A waiter garnishes plates of sardines at the Cova Fumada restaurant in Barcelona, Spain. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg) Something I just learned: “sardonic” and “sardine” are etymologically related. “Sardine,” unsurprisingly, appears to be related to the island of Sardinia, near which sardines were often fished. (The Oxford English...

The petition of the day is: Wilson v. Callahan 17-552 Issues: (1) Whether, in deadly force shooting cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit erred by requiring that the jury must be instructed regarding the specific legal justifications for the use of deadly force, and...