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Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases. The first was Murphy v. Smith, which asks who should pay attorney’s fees in successful civil-rights cases brought on behalf of prisoners. Subscript has a graphic explainer for the case. Yesterday’s second case was Marinello...

The petition of the day is: Stone v. Montana 17-670 Issue: Whether the Fifth Amendment’s protection from double jeopardy attaches when the court accepts a defendant’s guilty plea. The post Petition of the day appeared first on SCOTUSblog....

By Joseph Jones and Ruth Scoles Mitchell On December 1, 2017, the High Court of England and Wales found the fourth-largest supermarket chain in the UK, Wm Morrisons (“Morrisons”), vicariously liable for a data breach caused by the intentional criminal actions of one of its employees,...