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- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn’t think you should believe what you read in the press about deliberations because leaks are made up or come from an unreliable source but also doesn’t want the public to get information about the court through televising court proceedings. Scalia is sure introducing cameras to the court would “mis-educate the American people.”
- The ACLU is backing Chick-fil-A in their fight with Boston and Chicago. Both cities want to block the chain from opening more stores in the city over the chains public anti-gay stance, but the ACLU says that though the ACLU supports gay rights, the government cannot punish someone for their words without violating the First Amendment.
- The Constitution Daily has an in-depth look into whether the Cleary Act, which requires that colleges monitor campus crimes, is constitutional.
- The East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners is resisting turning over voter roll information to the East St. Louis Alliance for Change because they don’t believe the organization has ever legally existed.
- A judge in Michigan was forced to apologize to a lawyer he had thrown in jail for contempt after an investigation showed that the contempt charge was without merit.