Justiceline: June 19, 2012

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  • The Supreme Court handed a rare victory to an Indian tribe yesterday, holding that the tribe must be fully reimbursed for its contributions to certain federal programs.
  • The justices also backed off a previous ruling governing a defendant’s right to confront lab workers who produced evidence that will be used against them, holding that this right does not extend to every single lab analyst who contributed to producing the evidence.
  • Only 55 percent of the lawyers who graduated in 2011 are known to have found employment in full time legal jobs.
  • The Third Circuit upheld the hate crime convictions of two men accused of beating a Mexican immigrant to death.
  • And, finally, Dana Perino shows why she shouldn’t pretend to know anything about the Supreme Court.