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SCOTUS Denies Stay of Florida Execution – Breyer Dissents

Approximately 2 hours and thirty minutes after the Miami Herald ran a story saying the State of Florida had executed Manuel Valle, a story picked up by news outlets around the country, the United States Supreme Court denied a stay … Continue reading

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SCOTUS for law students: Health-care litigation

As law students around the country settle in for the new semester, there is no hotter legal question than the fate of the health care law – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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SCOTUS to Rule on Right to Counsel in Collateral Proceedings

Although the Supreme Court has long recognized that defendants have a right to counsel at the first level of direct appeal, the Court has thus far declined to extend this right to collateral post-conviction proceedings, such as habeas corpus. Earlier … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Addresses Fee Shifting in Fox v. Vice

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in Fox v. Vice, a civil rights attorney fee case. In Fox, the Court addressed a defendant's ability to recoup attorney fees for having to defend a frivolous … Continue reading

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SCOTUS: California Must Release More Than 1/4 of Prisoners

California must address its overcrowding crisis by releasing over 1/4 of its prison imnate population, according to the Los Angeles' Times Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice … Continue reading

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