Justiceline: March 14, 2012

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  • Oregon faces the unusual problem of a death row inmate who, despite being granted a reprieve, wants to be killed anyway.
  • The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments in case that will decide whether the redistricting board acted appropriately in how it preserved several districts where Native Americans are able to elect the candidate of their choice.
  • Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) may vote against a nominee from his own state that he supports and that he voted for in the Judiciary Committee as part of his campaign of blind opposition to anyone nominated by President Obama.
  • Former Vice President Walter Mondale enters the fight to defeat anti-gay marriage discrimination in Minnesota.
  • And, finally, a man in San Diego makes the amusing but entirely plausible argument that the city unconstitutionally discriminated against him after he was arrested for wearing a kilt and a thong because the city does not also prosecute women who wear similar outfits.
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