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Supervising Pleas

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On October 3, 2011
Adam Liptak’s roundup of a the forthcoming Supreme Court term — one that could produce the most landmark rulings of any in quite some time — is of course useful. What is likely to be the biggest case is well-known. This is one less prominent case I’ll be keeping an eye on: In a pair […]
So it seems likely that Rick Perry will run for president. To distract myself, I’ve been reading Bill James’ new book Popular Crime. The chapter on Lizzie Borden, in an attempt to distinguish meaningful evidence from less or non-meaningful evidence, proposes a scale in which evidence is given weight, with a score of 100 meaning […]

Brown v. Plata

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On May 24, 2011

Some initial thoughts here. Another way of putting it is that the Republican position here is self-refuting. The injunction requires the release of tens of thousands of prisoners only if the state isn

QOTD

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On May 20, 2011
The great Linda Greenhouse: Fourth Amendment law is enormously complex (although not as complex as it once was, now that the state wins almost all the cases.) Share
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