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Yesterday the court decided one of the term’s most closely watched cases, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the justices held 7-2 that, by failing to exhibit religious neutrality when it required a Christian baker to make a cake for a same-sex...

Richard Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution, and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, the Hoover Institution. He contributed to an amicus brief...

The petition of the day is: Yong v. Pennsylvania 17-1575 Disclosure: Vinson & Elkins LLP, whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case. Issue: Whether an officer who lacks probable cause or reasonable suspicion may conduct an arrest,...

The parties’ briefs and oral arguments made the statutory issue in Koons v. United States, concerning which prisoners are eligible for sentence reductions under 18 U.S.C. §3582(c)(2) after the U.S. Sentencing Commission has lowered a potentially applicable guidelines range, seem intricate and complicated. But Justice...