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- In a rather ghoulish demonstration at the site of the tragic mass shooting that killed 32 people in 2007, pro-gun groups plan to stage a protest on Virginia Tech’s campus demanding that there be more guns on campus.
- A Florida court will decide whether labeling a ballot initiative that actually permits state funding of religious organizations can go on the ballot with an inaccurate label claiming it’s about “religious freedom.”
- Meanwhile, after a federal appeals court reached the rather obvious conclusion that a North Carolina county can’t begin official government meetings with an overtly Christian prayer, the county wants the Supreme Court to ignore the First Amendment law to say that they can.
- Supreme Court justices don’t use e-mail because they have law clerks that can act as a messenger service.
- And, finally, PETA files a lawsuit claiming that the 13th Amendment’s ban on slavery prevents Sea World from keeping whales. A better legal strategy would be to have the whales form a corporation, because that would magically turn them into people under the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United.