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The petition of the day is: Starr International Company, Inc. v. United States 17-540 Issue: Whether a private party with Article III standing may be barred from asserting constitutional claims for money damages against the federal government because of the equitable doctrine of “third-party prudential standing.” The post Petition...

In June, the Louisiana legislature passed 10 bills tackling sentencing, prisoner rehabilitation, and related criminal-justice reforms. The bills could be historic. The state’s incarceration rate is about double the national average. Some defense attorneys and reform advocates say that all is not so rosy it...