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- Jeffrey Toobin has a lengthy and excellent piece arguing that Justice Clarence Thomas’ views are increasingly influential on the Supreme Court. This should terrify the nation, as a short list of laws that would likely cease to exist under Thomas’ view of the Constitution includes “the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the sick leave portions of the Family and Medical Leave, the Freedom of Access to Clinics Act, as well as minimum wage and maximum hour laws”
- Wisconsin’s Voter ID law may violate the state constitution’s guarantee of the right to vote.
- A balanced budget amendment is as dumb an idea in Europe as it is in the United States.
- Both sides are ramping up in a battle over an anti-gay effort to enshrine discrimination in Minnesota’s constitution.
- Arizona domestic violence groups are being stripped of state funding if they so much as mention abortion to the women they assist.
- Kara Brandeisky chronicles five questionable executions that Rick Perry presided over in addition to his likely execution of an innocent man.