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- Texas executed its 250th man under the governorship of Rick Perry last night.
- With wrongful death lawsuits against him, massive civil rights violation allegations and $100 million in misspent funds, the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio may finally lose his seat in Maricopa County, after what is slated to go down as one of the most expensive sheriff’s races in history.
- A man who posted a jury foreperson’s personal contact information on a white supremacist website was not protected by the First Amendment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held.
- In a piece about politicians’ silence on the U.S. Supreme Court, Linda Greenhouse wonders whether a ten-year-old Supreme Court case that struck down federal regulations restricting pharmacies from soliciting business might have impacted the recent meningitis crisis.
- The latest in an extensive ProPublica series on dark money explores the rise of secretive spending on elections.