Welcome to Justiceline, ThinkProgress Justice’s morning round-up of the latest legal news and developments. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @TPJustice.
- A law professor named Eric Segall, who claims to be a “liberal constitutional law professor” who “believe[s] the Affordable Care Act is constitutional,” makes an unconvincing argument that Justice Kagan should recuse from the health care case. His description of himself would have much more credibility if he hadn’t previously published a piece entitled “Is the health care law likely to be held constitutional? NO: If Congress can mandate health insurance, there is no limit to its power.”
- Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder explained to the House Judiciary Committee yesterday why their continuing anti-Kagan witchhunt raises separation of powers concerns.
- Old Dominion University’s governing board delayed a vote on whether to ban firearms on campus. The vote does nothing more than continue existing university policy, but an opinion from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli instructs universities that they need to jump through another procedural hoop to keep their gun safety rules in place.
- The Supreme Court of Canada faces the genuinely difficult question of whether an accused rapist has the right to confront his Muslim accuser in court without her wearing a veil.
- Confederate activists sue the state of Texas claiming they have a First Amendment right to have the state produce a specialty license place with a Confederate battle flag on it.