"Justiceline: July 27, 2011"
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- The House will vote tomorrow on the GOP’s deceptively named “balanced budget amendment,” which would turn America into a Tea Party dystopia where conservative policy outcomes are permanently enshrined in the Constitution.
- California may be on the hook for $1.1 million in legal fees — the cost of challenging its unconstitutional violent video games law in the Supreme Court.
- The Ohio ballot will likely include an awesomely unconstitutional attempt to nullify the Affordable Care Act.
- The White House categorically ruled out a constitutional solution to the impending default crisis.
- New York filed an amicus brief arguing that DOMA is unconstitutional.
- Elizabeth Warren is leaving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to return to Harvard Law School.
- And, finally, birther queen Orly Taitz gets smacked down by yet another judge. “Plaintiff is either toying with the Court or displaying her own stupidity.”