"Justiceline: October 17, 2011"
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- The Supreme Court will hear a case that will determine whether the Constitution’s guarantee that no one will be “twice put in jeopardy of life or limb” doesn’t apply to a murder defendant who was acquitted of murder because the verdict was never officially written down.
- The University of Idaho gets its own court case trying to force the university to allow guns on campus, because Virginia can’t have all the fun.
- A special state senate election in Iowa could determine the future of marriage equality in that state.
- The Mississippi Supreme Court will decide whether a cap on civil damages awards is unconstitutional under the state constitution.
- Justice Ginsburg offers some advice for female judges: don’t be afraid to dissent.
- Meanwhile, Justice Scalia explains his understanding of Virginia geography: “I consider myself a Virginian. I really didn’t sink any roots anywhere until I taught at the University of Virginia, which is the real Virginia. You know, where I live now, is Nawthern Virginia.”