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- The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed the nomination of tenther Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) chief legal advisor to be US Attorney in Utah. ThinkProgress has been assured by reliable sources that the nominee does not share Lee’s radical belief that everything from child labor laws to Social Security to Medicare violates the Constitution, but it is still unclear why he was nominated in the first place.
- “Stingray” devices which allow police to track a suspect’s location through their cell phone will receive another day in court today in Arizona.
- A 2006 amendment to the law criminalizing rape in the military transforms the law into an almost certainly unconstitutional law that can effectively criminalize sex.
- A federal appeals court threw Olympic runner Carl Lewis off the state senate ballot in New Jersey because he voted too recently in California to establish New Jersey residency.
- New York’s highest court said that the managers of the World Trade Center could not be sued for negligence for failing to deter the 1993 bombing.
- And, finally, our condolences to the family of Ninth Circuit Judge Pamela Rymer, who died yesterday at the age of 70.