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For this blog, Andrew Hamm reports that the Supreme Court will operate as usual for the foreseeable future despite the government shutdown. At The National Law Journal, (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro confirms that “the court almost never closes when other agencies do.” On Friday...

Across the United States, there are hundreds of prisoners serving sentences of life without the possibility of parole for crimes committed when they were juveniles, but who now have an opportunity to be freed from newly imposed indeterminate sentences once they complete lengthy minimum terms...

It’s a federal courts feast this week, and the main course is a conversation with Professor Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas School of Law, who argued for the petitioner in Dalmazzi v. United States. He’ll give us the answers to three very important...