"Justiceline: April 2, 2012"
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- The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit will hear a challenge to the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act this week.
- A federal judge struck down the Marine base at Quantico’s policy of tricking marines caught drunk driving into waiving their constitutional right not to be placed in double jeopardy.
- Another judge in North Carolina held that it was unconstitutional for the state to prohibit people from carrying firearms outside the home during a declared state of emergency.
- An administrative law judge held that Virginia Tech did not violate federal law when it waited two hours to inform the campus that the first two shootings of what became the 2007 massacre had occurred.
- Cell phone companies discover a new way to make a profit — selling surveillance information about their customers to police.