Justiceline: July 19, 2012

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  • Sen. Chuck Schumer is urging the Justice Department to drop its antitrust suit against Apple and e-book publishers, arguing that the result of the lawsuit will be Amazon dominating the e-book industry.
  • North Dakota’s Chief Justice will ask the legislature to create three to six new judgeships to help with a growing court workload brought on by the growth in oil development in the state.
  • In an attempt to bring attention to the increase in corporate spending on elections that followed Citizens United, Angela Marie Vogel and Corporate Person were married by Pastor Rich Lang yesterday.
  • The Justice Department is forcing two more marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco to close on August 1, bringing the number of dispensaries in the city to nearly a 10-year low.

Alex Brown