"Justiceline: November 10, 2011"
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- Just a few days after a conservative icon on the DC Circuit upheld the Affordable Care Act, the justices will meet today to decide whether to hear one of these cases.
- The Supreme Court slammed the New Orleans district attorneys’ office for withholding evidence from criminal defendants. It’s a good sign that an attorney is in trouble when one of the justices asks them “did your office ever consider just confessing error in this case?”
- Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) does not understand that a senior government official who supervises over 100,000 people isn’t actually capable of keeping personally abreast of what each and every one of them is doing.
- The defeat of “personhood” in Mississippi sparked predictable infighting among anti-abortion groups.
- Marriage equality and anti-gay groups are both mobilizing a year in advance for a Minnesota vote on whether to write anti-gay discrimination into that state’s constitution.