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The petition of the day is: Petro-Hunt, LLC v. United States 17-1090 Issues: (1) Whether the takings clause applies to the decisions of federal courts, and, if so, under what circumstances may federal courts review and remedy federal judicial takings claims; and (2) whether the Court of Federal...

In a brief opinion filed on Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided that Rodney Class’ guilty plea did not automatically preclude his challenge to the constitutionality of the statute under which he was convicted. Justice Stephen Breyer’s 10-page discussion concludes that “this holding flows directly from...

The Supreme Court today released its oral argument calendar for April, the final sitting of the court’s October Term 2017. The justices will close out their regularly scheduled arguments on April 25 with Trump v. Hawaii, the challenge to the president’s September 24, 2017, order...