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An uncharitable reading of Tom Cutterham’s new book would suggest the alternative title: “An Economic Interpretation of the Buildup to the Constitutional Convention.” But Cutterham, a lecturer in U.S. history at the University of Birmingham in Britain, is up to something more interesting, and perhaps...

This morning the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two criminal-procedure cases. The first is Ayestas v. Davis, which involves the standards for funding an investigation establishing an ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim in a capital case. Steve Vladeck previewed the case for this blog. Another preview...

We expect orders from the October 27 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. The court will hear oral argument on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. The calendar for the November sitting is available on the court’s website. On Friday the...