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- A Supreme Court decision requiring California to fix a prison crowding problem that is so severe it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment may wind up saving the state $2.3 billion a year in prison costs.
- New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R) is holding a marriage equality bill hostage until religious groups are given sweeping immunity from anti-discrimination law.
- The New York Times adds much-needed diversity to its senior management and its opinion page.
- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) targets federal attorneys’ salaries.
- Justices Sotomayor and Kagan agree with each other a lot.
- And, finally, are the Scots paying too much attention to the GOP? Scotland’s Justice Minister disagrees with two court decisions, so he wants to exact revenge by defunding the UK Supreme Court.