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- Under pressure from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA), who threatened to force the board members to pay for expensive litigation themselves if they did not comply with his interpretation of state law, the Virginia Board of Health approved building regulations for abortion clinics that will likely force many Virginia clinics to shut down.
- CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin’s new book chronicles Chief Justice John Roberts’ switch to uphold the Affordable Care Act, although the most interesting part of the book may be the fact that he got “more than forty” former Supreme Court clerks to be his sources.
- Meanwhile, Justice Alito points out that it is not that uncommon for justices to switch their votes midstream, pointing out that the outcome of a case changes about once a term.
- Radford University becomes the latest school to reestablish its ban on concealed firearms in campus buildings after Cuccinelli issued an opinion saying existing bans were not validly enacted.
- A federal appeals court rejected a conservative challenge to that state’s merit selection process for judges.