Justiceline: April 25, 2012

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  • It’s immigration day in the Supreme Court. Your humble Justice Editor will be taking a field trip to the Supreme Courtroom to see whether the justices are interested in following the law today.
  • Gun Owners for America circulates a petition riddled with factual errors trying to save the “Stand Your Ground” law that will play such a significant roll in the George Zimmerman trial.
  • Meanwhile, a gun group in Tennessee calls for a leading Republican who did not push through their guns-in-parking-lots bill to be “politically crucified.”
  • A Mississippi court declared the state’s cap on non-economic damages in lawsuits unconstitutional.
  • Barry Friedman and Dahlia Lithwick explain what the legal scholarship actually has to say about the Supreme Court and public opinion.
  • And, finally, Samuel L. Jackson offers some deep insight into the guns debate: “Who are these people running around the community with guns, pretending to be cops, who have a right to shoot somebody because of this bulls**t law? What’s untenable is that nobody put the guy who shot this kid in custody (immediately). (But) I dont mind people having guns, I grew up with guns in Tennessee.”