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- The Supreme Court appears poised to say that corporate-run prison employees are immune to claims that their cruel and unusual treatment of federal prisoners violated the Constitution. Prisoners would still be allowed to sue the corporations and their employees in state court, but could not assert their constitutional rights under the justices’ likely decision.
- The justices also wrestled with the question of whether officials who give false grand jury testimony can be sued by the people they testify against.
- A leading Arizona Democrat calls Gov. Jan Brewer’s successful effort to remove the chair of a redistricting board because she drew lines that were too fair and nonpartisan unconstitutional.
- An anti-gay group makes the bizarro argument that subjecting them to campaign disclosure laws is “actually misleading to the public.” This is actually par for the course from an industry that calls opposition to allowing two people who love each other to get married “pro-marriage.”
- And, finally, the right-wing website Free Republic bans Mitt Romney’s supporters from posting because they deem Romney insufficiently “pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, [and] pro-liberty.”