"Justiceline: April 23, 2012"
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- The Supreme Court will consider Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070 on Wednesday. If the justices feel like actually following the law this week, they will strike it down.
- The judicial vacancy crisis isn’t just for federal courts anymore — nearly 20 percent of New Hampshire judgeships are vacant, many of them because of budget cuts.
- The John Edwards trial opens today, just in case anyone didn’t get their fill of voyeuristic sex scandals during last week’s media obsession with the Secret Service.
- Louisiana’s attorney general concludes that it is unconstitutional for charter schools to kick their teachers out of the state retirement system.
- Conservative columnist George Will publishes an uncharacteristically sensible column calling for the Supreme Court to end life in prison without parole for juveniles.