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For The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that six Harvard Law School graduates who also happen to be current or retired Supreme Court justices convened in Cambridge, Massachusetts, yesterday to help celebrate the law school’s 200th anniversary. Additional coverage comes from the Associated Press and...

Are you being true to yourself? Should you? Better question: What in the world is a true self, anyway? In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Polonius counsels his son: This above all: to thine ownself be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be...

The petition of the day is: Butts v. Sellers 17-512 Issues: (1) Whether a court unreasonably applies Strickland v. Washington by measuring trial counsel’s performance against the prevailing professional norms of a local judicial circuit where those local practices deviated from prevailing national or state norms; and (2)...