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  • New Look at Juvenile Sentencing

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court this term will decide whether its 2012 ban on mandatory life without parole sentences for juvenile murderers is retroactive. But some of those offenders and their lawyers hope for more from the justices.

  • DC Circuit Overturns Injunction Against NSA's Phone Program

    By Mike Sacks and Zoe Tillman

    A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday overturned a preliminary injunction that would have barred the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans’ phone records. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued separate opinions with the bottom line that the plaintiff, Washington lawyer Larry Klayman, had not presented enough evidence to justify a court order against the NSA call-records program. The court remanded for further proceedings, saying the case was not moot by the adoption of the USA Freedom Act.

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