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Briefly: At The World and Everything In It (podcast), Mary Reichard discusses the oral arguments in Class v. United States, which asks whether a guilty plea waives a defendant’s right to appeal the constitutionality of the law of conviction, and Jesner v. Arab Bank, in which...

The petition of the day is: American Triumph, LLC v. Tabingo 17-449 Issue: Whether punitive damages may be awarded to a Jones Act seaman in a personal injury suit alleging a breach of the general maritime duty to provide a seaworthy vessel. The post Petition of the day appeared...

Ed Driscoll (InstaPundit) cites a 2009 article by John Podhoretz (Weekly Standard) about the film “Manhattan”: The false classic is Woody Allen’s “Manhattan,” a movie about a comedy writer named Ike who lives in a grand Fifth Avenue apartment. He spends his evenings with intellectual friends...

As part of the Criminal Justice Act, Congress has provided in 18 U.S.C. § 3599(f) that federal courts in capital cases involving indigent defendants (including suits for post-conviction relief) should fund “investigative, expert, or other services [that] are reasonably necessary for the representation of the...