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- The Virginia Supreme Court will hear Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s (R-VA) argument that he should be allowed to continue his witchhunt against a leading climate scientist today.
- The U.S. Supreme Court rejects a claim that eye witness testimony is sufficiently unreliable that judges must conduct special proceedings to screen out unreliable testimony.
- JoAnne Kloppenburg, the previously unknown attorney who almost defeated conservative Wisconsin Justice David Prosser before a sudden influx of corporate cash saved Prosser’s reelection bid, is set to run unopposed for a seat on the court of appeals.
- The Massachusetts Supreme Court will weigh in on a complex issue regarding who has to attend the meetings of a committee that approves judicial nominees in order for other people to vote on those nominees.
- A Mississippi judge blocked a round of last minute pardons by former Gov. Haley Barbour (R) because of concerns those pardons did not comply with an advance notice requirement.