Justiceline: December 6, 2012


Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

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  • Six months after the measure first passed in the Senate, Congress eliminated the word “lunatic” from from federal law yesterday. One lone lawmaker voted against the law: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).
  • Both pot-smokers and same-sex couples filled the streets in celebration early this morning, as marijuana possession and same-sex marriage become legal in Washington state today.
  • During yesterday’s Supreme Court oral arguments, the justices mulled whether an Atlanta court can affect a custody dispute in which the mother and child are living in Scotland pursuant to a court order.
  • As George Zimmerman, accused of murdering Travyon Martin, makes new efforts to raise funds for his defense, his lawyers have re-released a photo of Zimmerman’s bloodied face on the night of the shooting — this time in color.
  • The D.C. federal appeals court has upheld a Federal Communications Commission ruling requiring wireless carriers to share their data with their fellow carriers.
  • NPR asks, “Can a murder be tracked like an infectious disease?”