- President Obama nominated Judge Adalberto José Jordán to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Judge Jordán is only fifty years old and is a former Supreme Court clerk, which likely means that the Senate GOP will deem him a dangerous radical who must be filibustered.
- The Third Circuit vacated its previous decision striking down two Hazelton, Pa anti-immigrant ordinances in light of a recent Supreme Court decision upholding an Arizona law that closely resembles one of the ordinances. It is very likely that the other Hazelton ordinance will be struck down again.
- The District of Columbia will have to compensate a man who was sent back to prison after the district revoked his parole based only on the flimsiest evidence that he committed a crime.
- Tenther Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has a big lead in the GOP primary to be the state’s next governor.
- And, finally, should the Tea Party really be called the “Fort Sumter Movement?”
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