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Justiceline: July 5, 2011

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Welcome to Justiceline, ThinkProgress Justice’s morning round-up of the latest legal news and developments. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @TPJustice.

  • Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) calls suggestions that President Obama can save America from a choice between GOP extortion or crippling default by declaring the debt ceiling unconstitutional “crazy talk.”
  • All four federal judges to consider the question have unanimously rejected draconian state anti-immigrant laws as unconstitutional.
  • Justice Clarence Thomas writes crazy dissents that none of his colleagues join because Ayn Rand told him to. Seriously.
  • The Wall Street Journal tosses Bush-appointed former Scalia clerk Judge Jeffrey Sutton under the bus because Sutton refused to ignore two hundred years of law supporting the Affordable Care Act.
  • America’s criminal justice system is so cruel and draconian that even conservatives are starting to push prison reform.
  • Justice Ginsburg has no plans to retire.
  • And, finally, a nudist in Canada sues for the right to public nudity.
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