- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) will seek an emergency stay of a federal court decision striking down Texas’ state legislative maps in the Supreme Court of the United States. To date, two federal courts and the Department of Justice have criticized the Texas maps for failing to give legally required representation to minorities.
- Meanwhile, the West Virginia Supreme Court upheld that state’s state legislative maps.
- Advocacy groups are expected to spend millions of dollars trying to influence the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act. (Full disclosure: CAP and your humble Justice Editor represent several groups supporting the law on a pro bono basis.)
- Likewise, both pro-marriage equality and anti-gay groups are expected to pour millions into a fight over a proposed North Carolina constitutional amendment that would write anti-gay discrimination into the state constitution.
- A Wisconsin state lawmaker reignites the fight over the the anti-abortion, and potentially anti-contraception “personhood” amendment in his state legislature.
- Meanwhile, Illinois State Rep. Bill Mitchell (R) wants to kick Chicago out of the state in order to give Republicans an upper hand in state elections.
- And, finally, the award for the best headline from this past weekend goes to: “It’s just a book. About cannabis. For children.”
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