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- The Arizona Supreme Court held that tattoos are a form of speech protected by the First Amendment.
- Meanwhile, the city attorney in Dunn, NC tells city lawmakers not to enact a ban on sagging pants, because it too violates the First Amendment.
- A $220,000 fine for music piracy, on the other hand, is not unconstitutional according to the Eight Circuit.
- A federal judge threw out a claim by two men who spent 27 years in prison for a murder sentence that was later overturned, denying them compensation for their lost years.
- Budget austerity could grind many jury trials to a halt because the federal judiciary will lack money to pay juries.