Syrian warplanes bombed rebel-held areas near Damascus as Bashar Assad's troops battled opposition fighters for control of a strategic road that links the capital with the main airport, according to activists. The state-run news agency Sana said that troops had been battling rebels in the oil-rich province of al-Hasaka in the country's north-east, killing and wounding several "terrorists", as they call the opposition fighters.
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.
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A state law allows counties to effectively steal homes over unpaid taxes and keep the excess revenue for their own budgets.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.