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- A “study” claiming that voter ID laws actually benefit the minority communities whose votes they suppress, was written by a convicted criminal who plead guilty to falsifying a document during the Jack Abramoff scandal.
- Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), the Tea Party senator who thinks Medicare, Social Security and national child labor laws are unconstitutional, wants to attach an amendment restricting abortions in DC to a completely unrelated cybersecurity bill.
- A North Carolina judge struck down a Chapel Hill ordinance banning cell phone use by drivers.
- Suevon Lee details some of the ways state officials are trying to suck the life out of a recent Supreme Court decision prohibiting minors from receiving life sentences without the possibility of parole.
- And, finally, the state of Alabama backs away from an unconstitutional attempt to ban sales of Dirty Bastard and Backwoods Bastard beers because it disapproved of their names.