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- At yesterday’s Pennsylvania Supreme Court hearing on the state’s new voter ID law, which disproportionately disenfranchises minorities, students and low-income voters, one justice pointed out that even his official Supreme Court ID is not good enough to allow him to vote.
- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) threatens to force health policymakers to pay for an expensive lawsuit out of their own pocket if they do not comply with his demands to make abortions nearly impossible to obtain in Virginia.
- The House passes a new Stolen Valor Act, which prevents people from benefiting from lying about which military honors they earned, after the Supreme Court struck down the old version of the law.
- Outside groups spend $1.1 million on the Indiana U.S. senate race, with $858,000 of it being spent on the guy who thinks Medicare and Social Security is unconstitutional.
- Justice Clarence Thomas claims that the same constitutional battles that were fought in the founding era are still raging today. He’s right, but that’s only because he refuses to admit many of them were settled 200 years ago.