Justiceline: July 17, 2012

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  • Iowa Republican State Senate Candidate Randi Shannon has pulled out of the race to join an alternative government, claiming that the current U.S. government is an “Unlawful Corporate Democracy, established by the forty-first congress” that “having no standing, must go away!”
  • Republicans favorability of Chief Justice John Roberts has dropped 40 points since 2005, dropping from 67 percent favorable to 27 percent.
  • Apparently the Justices themselves feel differently; according to an article in the National Law Journal the Supreme Court justices expect to get along fine when the new term starts.
  • A Harvard professor may have found a new method to increase voter turnout, making people as much as twice as likely to vote.
  • A Wall Street Recruiter is suing New York City to protect his First Amendment right to flip cops the bird.

Alex Brown