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- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser admits that he put his hands on fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s neck during an altercation in her chambers, but claims that the action was a “total reflex.” A special prosecutor recently announced that she will not pursue charges against Prosser.
- A federal judge allowed Jared Loughner, the shooter in the Arizona massacre that targeted Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), to be forcibly medicated with anti-psychotic drugs.
- The Texas Supreme Court upheld that state’s “pole tax,” which requires strip clubs to pay a $5 per customer tax.
- Dick Cheney loves guns even more than George W. Bush does.
- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who claims to be running for president on a platform of allowing states and localities to govern themselves, pledges to support an Act of Congress stripping gay DC residents of their right to get married.