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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....