The Supreme Court will hear five arguments in its term’s second week, starting on Tuesday. Another case about affirmative action will get the most attention. Here’s a quick look at all five cases.
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The other argument before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Burt v. Titlow, involves a sensational murder case, and a possible important precedent for defendants who get questionable advice from lawyers.
Today’s Constitution-maker is a member of the California state legislature who led the effort to win passage of a bill to extend jury service to non-citizens who have a permanent legal right to live in the United States.
As permanent budget cuts known as the sequester loom past September, there’s growing concern that cutbacks in public defender funding will chill Sixth Amendment privileges that came from a famous Supreme Court decision.
The Miranda warning comes from one of the biggest legal cases of the 1960s–and thanks to countless arrest scenes in TV and movies, it’s one of the best-known applications of the Fifth Amendment. But what you don’t know about Miranda could be more significant than you think.