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John Elwood (finally) reviews Monday’s relists. We are about to hit a critical date as October Term 2017 draws to a close: “cutoff” – the date by which briefs in opposition (and court-invited amicus briefs from the solicitor general) must be received for the Supreme Court...

Years after Pennsylvania’s newest, biggest, and most expensive prison, State Correctional Institution Phoenix, was slated for completion, certificates of occupancy have been issued for the entire $400 million, 3,830-bed complex near Philadelphia, Philly.com reports. The move from Graterford Prison finally seems imminent. Staff have packed...

Our nation’s juvenile justice systems have made a lot of progress. We’ve reduced detention at the front end of the process and incarceration at the back end, raised the age of criminal responsibility and expanded the use of evidence-based practices—all while preserving public safety. But this...