"Justiceline: September 29, 2011"
Welcome to Justiceline, ThinkProgress Justice’s morning round-up of the latest legal news and developments. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @TPJustice.
- Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) will force Virginia’s taxpayers to pay for yet another one of his ideological witchhunts in federal court. This time, his target is net neutrality rules. No word yet on whether he will ask the judge to determine whether President Obama weighs the same amount as a duck.
- Retired Justice John Paul Stevens says he was wrong to vote to reinstate the death penalty after it was briefly suspended by the Supreme Court in the early and mid-1970s.
- The Mexican Supreme Court upheld a state constitutional amendment in Baja California banning elective abortion.
- A group of Ohio inmates are challenging that state’s method of execution in court.
- If every single Supreme Court justice follows their own previous opinions, there are at least seven votes on the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act.