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Commentators often contrast today’s treatment of the opioid crisis as a public health epidemic with the punitive approach once taken toward crack cocaine addiction. But perhaps an equally stark example of how Americans have criminalized certain socially “disreputable” diseases is the justice system’s approach to...

The second week of the March argument session begins this morning with oral arguments in two cases. The first is United States v. Sanchez-Gomez, in which the justices will consider limits on appellate jurisdiction and mootness in the context of a challenge to a federal...