Justiceline: July 12, 2012


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  • Yesterday was the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, and, in celebration, the Constitution Center looked at famous Americans who participated and died in duels.
  • Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, much maligned after the oral arguments in the healthcare case, then vindicated by the decision, laughs at himself at a Heritage Foundation panel.
  • Speaking of the healthcare decision, U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz, who used to routinely sing the praises of Chief Justice John Roberts, believes that Robert’s decision was “heartbreaking” and “shocking.”
  • A Michigan Appeals Court will decide whether you should be able to openly carry guns in a public library.
  • Need to know whether the legal advice in Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” is accurate? Southwestern Law Professor Caleb Mason has the analysis.

Alex Brown