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- The Supreme Court appears poised to cut back EPA’s authority to enforce the Clean Water Act.
- Justices Scalia and Alito failed in an effort to reinstate the conviction of a man whose trial featured a key witness that has since been exposed as an “habitual liar” who would search the newspaper for crime stories he could pretend to have information about.
- The Court will also consider its so-called fleeting expletives case, which will determine whether the FCC can fine TV networks that broadcast a single, unexpected dirty word.
- The trial to two white supremacists suspected of being serial bombers begins today in Phoenix.
- A Virginia judge orders the state not to mail out absentee ballots for the state’s GOP primary until it can hear a lawsuit brought by several major candidates who did not make the ballot.