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This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from its conference last Friday, but the justices did not add any new cases to their merits docket for the term. The justices declined to take up the property-rights question presented by a California case, 616 Croft Avenue v....

Here’s a question to our readers who are reporters or editors. Let’s say that someone e-mails you with something like the following message: I was convicted [X] years ago of a crime [e.g., theft, DUI, or even teacher-student sex with a 17-year-old student]. I have served...

An uncharitable reading of Tom Cutterham’s new book would suggest the alternative title: “An Economic Interpretation of the Buildup to the Constitutional Convention.” But Cutterham, a lecturer in U.S. history at the University of Birmingham in Britain, is up to something more interesting, and perhaps...