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Ill health motivated John Dickinson to leave the federal convention a day early. Before departing, he instructed his friend and Delaware colleague, George Read, to affix his signature to the document. There are, therefore, 39 signatures to the document but only 38 men physically signed. In...

Briefly: Subscript offers a graphic explainer on Wilson v. Sellers, which asks whether a federal court in a habeas case should “look through” a summary state-court ruling to review the last reasoned state-court decision. At The Federalist, Margot Cleveland suggests that this week’s most significant Supreme Court...