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- Today likely begins the final week of the Supreme Court term. By the end of the week, we will likely know whether Arizona’s “show me your papers” law will be upheld, and whether five conservative justices will cast aside nearly two hundred years of established law to lash out at President Obama’s signature accomplishment.
- In an unintended metaphor for the state of the law under the Roberts Court, a copy of the Constitution once owned by George Washington was sold to the highest bidder for nearly $10 million.
- A federal judge sided with the NRA in striking down a Chicago ordinance banning gun possession by people convicted of misdemeanor firearm offenses.
- A West Virginia judge struck down a state law prohibiting the disclosure of election law complaints.
- Nether Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ) nor Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had submitted the paperwork necessary to move forward with the nomination of Rosemary Marquez to a federal court in Arizona — despite the fact that that court is one of the most overburdened in the country.
- A federal judge in Indiana upheld a state law banning registered sex offenders from using Facebook and similar sites.