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Years after Pennsylvania’s newest, biggest, and most expensive prison, State Correctional Institution Phoenix, was slated for completion, certificates of occupancy have been issued for the entire $400 million, 3,830-bed complex near Philadelphia, Philly.com reports. The move from Graterford Prison finally seems imminent. Staff have packed...

Our nation’s juvenile justice systems have made a lot of progress. We’ve reduced detention at the front end of the process and incarceration at the back end, raised the age of criminal responsibility and expanded the use of evidence-based practices—all while preserving public safety. But this...

Briefly: At CNN, Joan Biskupic lists five reasons why Justice Anthony Kennedy may not retire this term, “beginning with the fact that he has always lived for this.” In the latest episode of the Heritage Foundation’s SCOTUS 101 podcast, Elizabeth Slattery and Tiffany Bates “review the RBG...

The petition of the day is: World Programming Limited v. SAS Institute Inc. 17-1459 Issues: (1) Whether federal or state law governs the respect that must be accorded to the judgment of a foreign court in diversity cases; and (2) whether a district court’s decision on the merits...