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- The Connecticut Supreme Court overturned an inmate’s death sentence because the trial judge in his murder trial failed to disclose key mitigating evidence regarding the man’s childhood to defense attorneys, including the fact that he endured a childhood filled with beatings and sexual molestation.
- The Senate confirmed Judge Timothy S. Hillman to a federal court in Massachusetts yesterday, with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) reprising his role as the loan senator who votes against everyone.
- The gambling industry spent $2 million pumping up Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), who has made expanding gambling in New York a key policy priority.
- The Supreme Court warded off an attempt to use the Constitution’s guarantee of Equal Protection to restrict municipal lawmakers’ ability to set their own tax policy.
- And, finally, let this be a warning to you doctors out there to warn your heart patients about engaging in strenuous physical activity before they engage in a threesome.