"Justiceline: April 3, 2012"
- The justices interrupted anti-health care lawyer Paul Clement only slightly more than half as often as they interrupted Solicitor General Don Verrilli during last week’s argument on the Affordable Care Act’s insurance coverage requirement.
- A federal judge struck down Worcester, Massachusetts’ ban on outdoor advertisement of tobacco products.
- The Supreme Court unanimously held that private litigants cannot sue witnesses for giving false grand jury testimony.
- Former President Bill Clinton, himself a former constitutional law professor, offers his own arguments in support of the Affordable Care Act.
- Justice Sotomayor catches Linsanity, and then gets a bit more serious, decrying the “ugly” racial slurs that have sometimes been directed at the Asian-American basketball player.