Justiceline: July 7, 2011


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  • States that allow same-sex couples to marry have lower divorce rates than states which engage in marriage discrimination.
  • Every single Republican senator now supports changing the Constitution to make it impossible for the United States to respond to recessions or other unexpected events by borrowing money
  • Ohio conservatives filed petitions to place an obviously unconstitutional provision nullifying health reform on the state’s ballot
  • A bipartisan group of 90 law professors call a Hollywood-backed bill to censor websites that allegedly distribute copyrighted material unconstitutional
  • President Obama dodged a question on whether the debt ceiling violates the Fourteenth Amendment.