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- Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) makes the rather sensible observation that his state’s judicial selection process makes no sense. Virginia is one of only two states where the entire state legislature must select judges, a process that frequently leads to lengthy stalemates.
- Justice Scalia stays a Texas execution until the Court has sufficient time to decide an Arizona case that presents a similar legal issue.
- A bipartsian group of Members of Congress are pushing to change indefinite detention language in the recently enacted defense authorization bill.
- Three white Chicago teenagers were arrested after they beat and tied a noose around the neck of a black teenager who was dating one of the assailants’ cousin.
- Attorney General Eric Holder announces that DOJ has brought a record number of voting rights inquiries last year.