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Post date: Posted on: October 1, 2014

With Halloween approaching at the end of the month, we offer the following:

Tags: Courts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Legal History
Post date: Posted on: September 3, 2014

In the New York Times, Adam Liptak has a piece on the trend of Supreme Court opinions accepting and restating facts appearing in amicus briefing, some of which facts are later revealed to be erroneous or based on questionable studies: "Seeking Facts, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them."  This is a phenomenon that was heavily criticized by Justice Scalia in his dissent in Sykes v. United States, No. 09-11311 (2011):

Tags: Appeals, Courts, Evidence, Legal History, Legal Industry, Legal Theory, Legislation
Post date: Posted on: July 4, 2014

by professor Randy Barnett here.

Tags: Legal History, Legal Theory