"Justiceline: October 4, 2012"
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- Just in case anyone thought the Supreme Court’s decision not to overrule nearly 200 years of precedent establishing that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional eliminated the Roberts Court’s status as the most conservative court since the Great Depression, it didn’t.
- Justice Scalia’s son Eugene emerges as one of Wall Street’s top lawyers for trying to eliminate regulations it doesn’t want to follow.
- A new poll finds 46 percent of swing voters have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of confidence in Obama’s ability to select good judges and justices, compared to only 35 percent who say the same of Romney.
- New Jersey State Sen. Shirley Turner (D) introduced a proposed state constitutional amendment that would suspend without pay elected officials who are under indictment.
- And, finally, with Internet research almost entirely replacing book research among lawyers and law students, it’s good to know that law libraries can still be useful as backdrops for pornography.