Justiceline: March 22, 2013

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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), to his credit, included universal background checks in the gun bill he introduced in the Senate.
  • Meanwhile, the NRA sues to try to get New York’s new gun safety laws struck down.
  • The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops label the Obama Administration’s rules ensuring most working women have access to birth control a “religious gerrymander,” raising the question of whether bishops understand what a gerrymander is.
  • Professor Orin Kerr explains why he joined the legal team seeking to reverse Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer’s conviction under an overbroad computer crimes law.
  • A Nebraska legislative committee voted unanimously to allow a bill to repeal the death penalty in that state to advance to the legislative floor.