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Correctional institutions are usually well prepared to address serious emergencies like prison riots, but what happens when they encounter a crisis that staff and authorities never imagined could occur? That was the situation which confronted the Washington Department of Corrections (WDOC) when authorities learned a software...

Briefly: At Bloomberg BNA, Jordan Rubin reports that “[a] group of foreign lawyers wants the U.S. Supreme Court to look to the English roots of the Sixth Amendment and the duties of counsel in other countries today when it considers the case of an American death...

The petitions of the day are: United States v. Stitt 17-765 Issue: Whether burglary of a nonpermanent or mobile structure that is adapted or used for overnight accommodation can qualify as “burglary” under the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(ii). United States v. Sims 17-766 Issue: Whether...