"Justiceline: June 17, 2011"
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- Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) says many of his fellow Democrats are “dancing with the devil” by adopting Republican tactics to raise unlimited campaign funds.
- The Supreme Court held 5-4 that children have somewhat more protections again self-incrimination under Miranda than adults do.
- The Court also held that an inmate’s prison term cannot be extended to promote rehabilitation.
- The Justices also reached the fairly obvious conclusion that a woman who is imprisoned can challenge her conviction under any constitutional amendment she likes — although they said nothing about whether her claims are likely to win.
- Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) has joined his fellow Kansan Sen. Pat Roberts (R) in throwing a tantrum because judicial nominee Steve Six refused to conduct anti-Planned Parenthood witch hunts when he was Kansas’ attorney general.
- And, finally, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) took a moment out of his busy schedule to instruct right-wing pastors on how they can influence elections without risking their church’s tax-exempt status.