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Justiceline: February 2, 2012

By Ian Millhiser

"Justiceline: February 2, 2012"

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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 marriage equality bill passed the Washington state senate by a comfortable 28-21 margin. The bill is widely expected to pass the House and be signed into law by Gov. Christine Gregoire (D).
  • Virginia’s House of Delegates passed a bill that would repeal the state’s one gun per month purchase limit.
  • Justice Ginsburg is in Egypt to speak to judges, legal scholars and students while the nation is determining the shape of its new government.
  • The Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed out the state House and Senate legislative maps.
  • Supporters of the anti-abortion and anti-contraception Personhood movement have found a new champion in Utah state Sen. Aaron Osmond (R).
  • And, finally, Ronald Reagan’s first appointee to the Supreme Court offers this take on the GOP presidential field: ““one is a practicing polygamist, and he’s not even the Mormon.”

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