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Briefly: Constitution Daily reviews the major Supreme Court decisions of 2017. At Empirical SCOTUS, Adam Feldman analyzes the oral-argument engagement of the justices and advocates so far this term, remarking on the “potential strategic nature” of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s participation. At PrawfsBlawg, Michael Mannheimer previews City of Hays...

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published December 23, 2016. How much do we trust the mind? How much should we—when thoughts lead on to thoughts, conjectures build atop conjectures, hypotheses extend upon hypotheses until it all seems just . . . too . . ....

The petition of the day is: Earley v. New Jersey 17-816 Issue: Whether the police acted in bad faith and thus violated petitioner’s due process rights where the trial court found that the police knowingly destroyed potentially exculpatory evidence as part of a pattern of “cavalier” disregard for...