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In its conference of May 17, 2018, the court considered petitions involving issues such as whether the Sixth Amendment right to confrontation is violated when the trial court prevents a defendant from cross-examining a government witness regarding the mandatory life sentence he would have faced...

The petition of the day is: Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. v. Jackson 17-1471 Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel to the petitioner in this case. This listing occurs without regard to the likelihood that certiorari will be granted. Issue:...

Asbestos is the stuff of nightmares, and I should know. It killed my husband, Brian. Diagnosed with mesothelioma at age 52, he became one of hundreds condemned to death because of time spent in the asbestos mining town of Wittenoom, Western Australia. The fact that he, his...