Justiceline: February 1, 2013

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  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a Chicago audience than an unidentified fellow justice was “a little over the edge in attacking” one of her opinions. We cannot even begin to speculate which of her colleagues she was referring to.
  • President Obama nominates two to the United States Court of Appeals, including a super-talented woman with a sterling legal resume who, after graduating from Harvard Law School, decided to forego a massive corporate law firm salary to devote her career to the public interest. Expect Senate Republicans to filibuster this one.
  • Mississippi seeks DOJ’s approval for rules governing its new voter ID law.
  • Meanwhile, the Wyoming senate will not move forward with a similar voter suppression bill in that state.
  • And, finally, the justices of the Washington Supreme Court weigh in on the important question of what happens when a cop is served a phlegm burger.