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The recent tragedies in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Tx. are causing many Americans to wonder, “Is this kind of mass murder peculiarly American?” The facts suggest otherwise. There is nothing exceptionally American about mass murder or even firearms mass murder —even though some of the rhetoric...

For USA Today, Richard Wolf reports that “[w]hen a Colorado ‘cake artist’ who refuses to serve same-sex weddings brings his case to the Supreme Court next month [in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission], he’ll have a tight-knit fraternity of florists, bakers and memory...

The petition of the day is: Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com 17-571 Issue: Whether the “registration of [a] copyright claim has been made” within the meaning of 17 U.S.C. § 411(a) when the copyright holder delivers the required application, deposit, and fee to the Copyright Office,...

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. Monday’s order list was a fitting one as the nation approaches the Thanksgiving holiday: It began with a flurry of excitement, followed by torpor. The excitement came, of course, from the fact that the court granted review in three relisted cases, all...