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- Multiple school districts have turned away Tea Partiers who show up asking to “teach” their students about the Constitution. At least one teacher was harassed by a Tea Party group after she refused to allow them into her classroom.
- In the wake of this week’s poorly reasoned decision allowing Alabama’s attempt to intimidate undocumented children from going to school to move forward, the federal government plans to file several other lawsuits challenging unconstitutional state anti-immigrant laws.
- Manuel Valle, a Florida death row inmate, spent 33 years in a state prison waiting for the state to kill him.
- A two year-old Supreme Court decision rewriting age discrimination law to make it easier to discriminate is having exactly that effect.
- The Ninth Circuit vacated its decisions holding Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell unconstitutional in the wake of the law repealing the unconstitutional policy.
- A probe finds that Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus likely violated the law when she lost and then found tens of thousands of votes during the Wisconsin Supreme Court election earlier this year, although the probe stopped short of saying that she should face criminal charges.