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On Friday the justices will meet for their April 13 conference; our “petitions to watch” for that conference will be available soon. The calendar for the April sitting, which will begin on April 16, is available on the Supreme Court’s website. The post This week at the...

Most states compensate people who were wrongfully imprisoned in amounts that can reach millions of dollars. Exonerees can also win settlements from police agencies, and both kinds of awards can attract predators, reports The Marshall Project in the New York Times. North Carolina paid $750,000...

Michael Lacey, a founder of the New Times tabloid, has been charged in Phoenix in the apparent culmination of a federal human-trafficking investigation, the Arizona Republic reports. Authorities had been probing whether Backpage, the classified advertising website he co-founded, served as a willing participant in...

The petition of the day is: Campanelli v. Illinois 17-1225 Issue: Whether the Sixth Amendment right to conflict-free counsel forbids multiple attorneys in a single public defender’s office from concurrently representing non-consenting, adverse co-defendants. The post Petition of the day appeared first on SCOTUSblog....

John Elwood previews next Monday’s relists. This week has seen monumental through-put and yet we end this edition of Relist Watch with only one new case to talk about. Or so we think: The justices are taking a week off between conferences, which means that the...