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In its conference of May 10, 2018, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether the Supreme Court should overrule the “separate sovereigns” exception to the double jeopardy clause; whether the Johnson rule made retroactive in Welch renders the residual clause of the...

The petition of the day is: Davis v. Mississippi 17-1343 Issues: (1) Whether the Eighth Amendment requires the sentencing authority to make a finding that a juvenile is permanently incorrigible in order to impose a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole; and (2) whether...

As policymakers weigh the many policy implications associated with the Internet of Things (“IoT”), U.S. lawmakers have put forward a variety of proposals for studying—and regulating—IoT devices. Although the likelihood of current proposals becoming law this term remain uncertain at best, existing legislative proposals provide...

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. Everyone has been talking about the historically slow pace of decisions this year. Various explanations have been offered for the phenomenon: The Supreme Court has more controversial cases than usual and fewer unanimous decisions; the court’s early calendars were especially heavy...