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Harold Berman, the late Harvard law professor and author of the great book, Law and Revolution, captured children’s innate understanding of law: A child says, ‘It’s my toy.’ That’s property law,” he said. “A child says, ‘You promised me.’ That’s contract law. A child says,...

Briefly: At The World and Everything In It (podcast), Mary Reichard discusses the oral arguments in Class v. United States, which asks whether a guilty plea waives a defendant’s right to appeal the constitutionality of the law of conviction, and Jesner v. Arab Bank, in which...

The petition of the day is: American Triumph, LLC v. Tabingo 17-449 Issue: Whether punitive damages may be awarded to a Jones Act seaman in a personal injury suit alleging a breach of the general maritime duty to provide a seaworthy vessel. The post Petition of the day appeared...