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- The notorious “Show Me Your Papers” provision of Arizona’s harsh immigration law SB 1070 was cleared by a federal judge yesterday, subject to the restrictions placed on it in a recent Supreme Court opinion. The judge’s order merely establishes that the law may not be challenged before it takes effect — subsequent challenges may still undercut the law.
- The Ninth Circuit held that police may not seize and destroy homeless peoples’ property when the property’s owners leave it unattended to shower, eat or use the bathroom. Many homeless people had legal documents or family pictures destroyed by police.
- The Michigan Supreme Court allowed a ballot initiative that would recognize a state constitutional right to collective bargaining to move forward in November.
- Justice Scalia, who voted to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act based on a legal argument that has no basis “in either the text of the Constitution or Supreme Court precedent,” complains that Roe v. Wade is anti-democratic.
- And finally, if you live in Nevada and want to vote for “none” this November, the Ninth Circuit has your back.