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- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens explains that the Affordable Care Act is clearly constitutional under Gonzales v. Raich, a case that he wrote just six years ago.
- Six of the U.S. Attorneys confirmed yesterday were recommended by Republicans.
- Jay Bookman catches the head of the NRA in yet another act of extreme paranoia — claiming that the United Nations will come into your home and take your guns.
- An unfortunate clause in the Oklahoma Constitution requires the governor to personally approve every single prisoner’s parole — a provision that has created an enormous backlog of prisoners who have been approved for parole but languish in prison waiting for the governor to rubber stamp that decision.
- Dahlia Lithwick isn’t convinced that the Supreme Court really wants to deal with the Affordable Care Act right now.