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- The Connecticut senate is likely to vote today to repeal the death penalty in that state, at least for future crimes.
- Ohio’s attorney general certifies a pro-marriage equality ballot initiative which, if passed, would replace the anti-gay amendment enacted in 2004.
- Meanwhile, a radical nullificationist group is pushing a ballot initiative in Arizona which claims to enable the state to make federal law optional.
- The Ohio Supreme Court said it is unconstitutional to subject juvenile sex offenders to a lifelong registration requirement.
- And, finally, Justice Kagan discusses hunting with Justice Scalia. Hopefully, Kagan is a better shot than Scalia’s last hunting buddy.