"Justiceline: October 18, 2011"
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- Dahlia Lithwick warns that the Supreme Court’s favoritism to corporate interests began long before its egregious Citizens United decision, and it includes “a systematic dismantling of existing legal protections for women, workers, the environment, minorities and the disenfranchised.”
- Meanwhile, prosecutors decided not to press charges against a group of protestors, including Professor Cornel West, who were arrested at the Supreme Court yesterday to protest its corporate ties.
- The Supreme Court will decide whether a law criminalizing the act of falsely wearing military honors one did not earn violates the First Amendment.
- The Ninth Circuit will not rehear a decision requiring a giant cross to be removed from public land, potentially setting the case up for its own trip to the Supreme Court.
- A report finds that the New Hampshire prison system systematically discriminates against female inmates.
- And, finally, the justices of the Supreme Court haven’t exactly adopted 21st Century technology.