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- The Supreme Court could announce as soon as today whether they will hear Gov. Jan Brewer’s (R-AZ) request to consider a lower court decision enjoining that state’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070.
- Jonathan Berstein explains the Roosevelt Precedent, which will allow President Obama to appoint CFPB Director-in-waiting Richard Cordray via a recess appointment.
- Justice Sonia Sotomayor warns that America is “not going to have a system of justice you’re proud of” when funding for early education, nutrition, public defenders and rehabilitation is lacking.
- Constitutional superstar Larry Tribe argues that the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, which could force many websites to shut down if they host pirated material, violates the First Amendment.
- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) selectively edits James Madison to make it appear that Madison shared Perry’s radical view of government and religion.
- All but two state attorneys general come out against a bill that would make it easier to robodial cell phones. The two holdouts: Jon Bruning (R-NE) and Kenneth Cuccinelli (R-VA).