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Earlier this week, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the executive branch agency responsible for telecommunications and information policy, released a Notice of Inquiry requesting that any interested party—including the private sector, technical experts, academics, and civil society—help the agency determine its international internet...

The petition of the day is: Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe 17-1592 Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, in conflict with the decisions of the Supreme Court and other courts, properly held that the Treaty of Olympia’s grant of a “right...

In its conference of June 7, 2018, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether the district court had jurisdiction to consider challenges to the new districting plan the North Carolina General Assembly enacted after North Carolina’s previous state districting plan was invalidated...

A bipartisan Colorado bill that would have allowed marijuana businesses to have “accessory consumption establishments,” or tasting rooms, won’t become law. Gov. John Hickenlooper said he vetoed the bill for public safety and health reasons, reports the Colorado Springs Independent. The bill would have authorized...

The Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” crackdown on migrant families is inflaming tensions over immigration as some Republicans express unease with a practice that President Trump has misleadingly tried to pin on Democrats, the Washington Post reports. The controversy over separating families came to a head over...

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. This week finally answered our questions about what was going on with Azar v. Garza, 17-654, the closely watched case involving an unaccompanied minor alien’s efforts to obtain an abortion against the wishes of the government. After 14 relists, the court...