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- Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) hometown paper tears into his decision to blow up the career of a Justice Department attorney who dared to disagree with him.
- A Colorado lawsuit targets that state’s misguided “taxpayer bill of rights,” which has made the state nearly impossible to govern effectively since it was ratified in 1992.
- The man who hacked into reality TV star Sarah Palin’s email account during her ill-fated bid for the vice-presidency did not receive a favorable audience from a federal appeals court considering his conviction.
- The DC Circuit will consider whether bank robbers who use automatic weapons need to know that the gun they are using is automatic in order to receive a stiffer sentence.
- Meanwhile, the Nevada Supreme Court holds that felons within that state cannot own antique or muzzle-loading firearms.