Justiceline: January 22, 2013

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  • A group of hundreds of sanitation workers that included two retired workers who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. 45 years earlier marched in downtown Atlanta Monday urging recognition of their union rights.
  • A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Wisconsin’s union-busting law, reversing a lower court decision that the law was partially unconstitutional.
  • A new Human Rights Watch report finds that police in Washington, D.C. failed to investigate more than 170 rape cases over the past 3 years.
  • Three years into a review by officials to see whether any decisions by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court can be declassified — in redacted form — not a single decision has been released. The court is tasked with reviewing the U.S. collection of foreign intelligence, including through electronic and phone monitoring of Americans.