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  • Justices voice skepticism about retroactive sentencing reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenders
    by Ekow Yankah on May 7, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard its last case of the term. The case, Terry v. United States, about sentencing reductions for certain offenses involving crack cocaine, comes just a few months before the petitioner, Tarahrick Terry, is scheduled to be released after serving 13... The post Justices voice skepticism about retroactive sentencing reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenders appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Punitive damages and rejected pleas
    by Andrew Hamm on May 7, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    This week we highlight petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether an award of punitive damages that doubles the compensatory damages can comport with due process and how a defendant can prove ineffective assistance of counsel in rejecting a plea... The post Punitive damages and rejected pleas appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • The morning read for Friday, May 7
    by James Romoser on May 7, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Friday morning read: Will the Supreme Court Write Guantánamo’s Final Chapter? (Linda... The post The morning read for Friday, May 7 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Now available on Oyez: April-May oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
    by Oyez Project on May 6, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from the April and May 2021 oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument in: Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation Sanchez v. Mayorkas Greer v. United States United States v. Gary City... The post Now available on Oyez: April-May oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • The morning read for Thursday, May 6
    by James Romoser on May 6, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Thursday morning read: Looking back at a year of Supreme Court cases... The post The morning read for Thursday, May 6 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.