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- In an expected but unfortunate decision yesterday, the Roberts Court once again reaffirmed corporations’ right to force consumers into corporate-owned, privatized arbitration and strip them of their right to hold those corporations accountable before real judges and juries.
- To their credit, the justices also tossed out the conviction of a New Orleans man who was found guilty of multiple murders after prosecutors failed to disclose important evidence to his defense attorneys.
- Meanwhile, the Eleventh Circuit will consider whether a redistricting amendment to the Florida constitution illegally discriminates against racial minority voters.
- A North Carolina elections official resigned in order to speak out against a proposed state constitutional that would enshrine anti-gay discrimination in that state’s constitution.
- A Virginia federal judge explains why he thinks Texas Gov. Rick Perry will prevail in his lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ballot access laws.