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- After Justice Scalia issued a rare single-justice order worth $270 million to the tobacco industry, the full Court reversed his attempt to do big tobacco a solid.
- Judge Richard C. Wesley, a George W. Bush appointee to the Second Circuit, may step down to become dean of the Albany Law School.
- Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske says Justice David Prosser’s alleged assault on a fellow justice hurts the “whole court.”
- Let’s not find out if the debt ceiling is unconstitutional if we can avoid it.
- GOP Senators are suffering “pledge fatigue” after being forced to sign dozens of interest group pledges demanding utter purity on issues ranging from taxes to abortion.