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Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nominations of University of Pennsylvania law professor Stephanos Bibas and Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and 10th Circuit, respectively. Each vote was approved along party lines, 11-9. Also...

New reports on Richard Thaler, who received the “Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences” this year usually mentioned, albeit in passing, Thaler’s doctoral dissertation on the topic of estimating the value of a human life. This topic is often taken to represent economics at its...

Coulibaly v. Stevance, decided Wednesday by the Indiana Court of Appeals, considers whether Indiana courts should honor a Malian child custody decree (involving Malian citizens). Indiana has adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), under which state courts must enforce out-of-state and...

For The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that six Harvard Law School graduates who also happen to be current or retired Supreme Court justices convened in Cambridge, Massachusetts, yesterday to help celebrate the law school’s 200th anniversary. Additional coverage comes from the Associated Press and...