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- Tobacco companies are trying to speed up their lawsuit challenging graphic new cigarette warning labels.
- The Supreme Court appears poised to take an important environmental case concerning whether runoff from logging roads requires a permit under the Clean Water Act.
- David Gans and Doug Kendall explain why even some of the nation’s leading conservatives are abandoning their long-held belief that the Constitution does not protect against gender discrimination — or discrimination against gay men and lesbians.
- The Supreme Court convinced the entire legal community that we had fallen into a time warp by accidently posting yesterday’s opinions and order half an hour early.
- Rick Perry still doesn’t like the Constitution very much.
- And, finally, your humble Justice Editor takes down a particularly misguided attack on Justice Kagan over at Slate.