"Justiceline: March 18, 2013"
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- The Supreme Court will consider today whether Arizona can require voters to provide proof of citizenship in order to register to vote.
- A federal district court in California held that the FBI cannot use so-called “National Security Letters” to require banks and phone companies to turn over data without disclosing the fact that they were asked to do so.
- John Wagner profiles a wrongly convicted Maryland man who escaped execution due to DNA evidence.
- The New Hampshire House will vote this week on a bill to mitigate some of the damage from that state’s voter ID law.
- And, finally, legendary former Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau explains why we do not need the death penalty: he “reduced murder by 90 percent and never once sought it” when he was in office.