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  • Judge Offers Guidance to Plaintiff Challenging NSA Phone Program

    By Zoe Tillman

    U.S. District Judge Richard Leon—who nearly two years ago ruled against the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records—wants to proceed quickly now that a federal appeals court kept the case alive. He offered guidance to the lawyer who brought the challenge on what to do next.

  • Prison Officials Push to Reduce Number of Inmates in Isolation

    By Tony Mauro

    New data gathered by state and federal corrections officials indicates that as many as 100,000 prison inmates were in solitary confinement in 2014, far higher than previous estimates. A report issued Wednesday by the Association of State Correctional Administrators in conjunction with Yale Law School's Arthur Liman Public Interest Program also says that prison officials regard prolonged isolation of prisoners as a "grave problem," and are moving quickly to rein in the practice.

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  • The Quest to Be Seen and Heard Outside the U.S. Supreme Court

    By Marcia Coyle

    More than 30 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the First Amend­ment rights of those who sought to demonstrate on the sidewalks around the high court. Could the justices soon confront a First Amendment challenge to the prohibition on demonstrations on their marble plaza?

  • Study: How Supreme Court Decisions Move Markets

    By Tony Mauro

    When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its first ruling on the Affordable Care Act in 2012, some news outlets reported incorrectly that the law had been struck down.

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